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By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.

Amidst the enormous literature of the Civil warfare, some of the most major and enlightening files is still mostly unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by means of a mature, keenly observant clerk within the battle division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones used to be first released in volumes of small sort in 1866. through the years, the diary was once republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or an article gear to lead a reader throughout the amazing mass of data it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an intensive creation and endnotes, this distinctive checklist of the Civil battle takes its rightful position as the most effective simple reference instruments in Civil warfare background, completely severe to check the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the warfare, Jones took a task as a senior clerk within the accomplice conflict division, the place he remained to the top, a relentless observer of fellows and occasions in Richmond, the guts of the Confederacy and the critical aim of Union army may. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a rare viewpoint at the Southern kingdom in action—and not anything escaped his cognizance. personal documents, command-level conversations, respectable correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate studies, and private evaluations: all demeanour of fabric, stumbled on nowhere else in Civil warfare literature, made its meticulous approach into the diary. Jones costs rankings of dispatches and stories by means of either army and civilian experts, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in different places, offering a useful checklist of records that will later locate their manner into print in basic terms in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army hobbies and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really appropriate eye of a pro author and observer of southern life.

James I. Robertson, Jr., presents introductions to every quantity, over 2,700 endnotes that establish, make clear, and extend on Jones's fabric, and a primary ever index which makes Jones's certain insights and observations available to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent battle Clerk's Diary some of the most entire and richly textured debts of the Civil conflict ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.

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