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

Amidst the mammoth literature of the Civil struggle, essentially the most major and enlightening records is still principally unknown. A daily, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by way of a mature, keenly observant clerk within the struggle division of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones used to be first released in volumes of small variety in 1866. through the years, the diary was once republished 3 extra times—but by no means with an index or a piece of writing equipment to lead a reader during the notable mass of data it contained. released right here with an authoritative editorial framework, together with an intensive advent and endnotes, this specified list of the Civil warfare takes its rightful position as the best simple reference instruments in Civil warfare historical past, completely serious to review the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south on the outbreak of the struggle, Jones took a role as a senior clerk within the accomplice conflict division, the place he remained to the top, a continuing observer of guys and occasions in Richmond, the guts of the Confederacy and the central aim of Union army could. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a rare standpoint at the Southern state in action—and not anything escaped his awareness. personal records, command-level conversations, authentic correspondence, revelations, rumors, records, climate stories, and private reviews: all demeanour of fabric, came across nowhere else in Civil conflict literature, made its meticulous means into the diary. Jones prices rankings of dispatches and reviews by means of either army and civilian gurus, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means published in different places, offering a useful list of records that will 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 routine and political maneuverings he describes, all with the sensible eye of a pro 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 particular insights and observations obtainable to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent battle Clerk's Diary probably the most whole and richly textured money owed of the Civil conflict ever to be composed on the very center of the Confederacy.

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