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 battle division, the place he remained to the top, a continuing observer of fellows and occasions in Richmond, the center of the Confederacy and the primary goal of Union army may well. As a high-level clerk on the middle of army making plans, Jones had a rare standpoint at the Southern country in action—and not anything escaped his realization. personal documents, command-level conversations, reliable correspondence, revelations, rumors, facts, climate studies, and private evaluations: all demeanour of fabric, stumbled on nowhere else in Civil struggle literature, made its meticulous means into the diary. Jones charges rankings of dispatches and stories via either army and civilian specialists, together with letters from Robert E. Lee by no means revealed somewhere else, supplying a useful list of files that will later locate their manner into print merely in edited shape. His notes on such ephemera as climate and costs create a backdrop for the army activities and political maneuverings he describes, all with the really apt 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 available to readers, who will locate within the pages of A insurgent warfare Clerk's Diary probably the most whole and richly textured debts of the Civil warfare ever to be composed on the very middle of the Confederacy.
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