By J. B. Jones,James I. Robertson Jr.
A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the battle, Jones took a role as a senior clerk within the accomplice warfare division, the place he remained to the top, a relentless observer of guys and occasions in Richmond, the guts of the Confederacy and the critical objective of Union army could. As a high-level clerk on the heart of army making plans, Jones had a unprecedented viewpoint at the Southern kingdom in action—and not anything escaped his recognition. exclusive documents, command-level conversations, respectable correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate reviews, and private reviews: all demeanour of fabric, stumbled on nowhere else in Civil conflict literature, made its meticulous manner into the diary. Jones rates ratings of dispatches and stories by way of either army and civilian specialists, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed in different places, delivering a useful list of files that might later locate their means into print simply in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army events and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really appropriate eye of a professional author and observer of southern life.
James I. Robertson, Jr., presents introductions to every quantity, over 2,700 endnotes that determine, make clear, and extend on Jones's fabric, and a primary ever index which makes Jones's special insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent conflict Clerk's Diary essentially the most entire and richly textured debts of the Civil struggle ever to be composed on the very center of the Confederacy.
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