A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the Confederate States Capital, Volume 1: April 1861-July 1863 (Hardcover)

J.B. Jones

ISBN 10: 0700621237 / ISBN 13: 9780700621231
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

Hardcover. Amidst the vast literature of the Civil War, one of the most significant and enlightening documents remains largely unknown. A day-by-day, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by a mature, k.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 480 pages. 0.839. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Synopsis: Amidst the vast literature of the Civil War, one of the most significant and enlightening documents remains largely unknown. A day-by-day, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by a mature, keenly observant clerk in the War Department of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones was first published in two volumes of small type in 1866. Over the years, the diary was republished three more times—but never with an index or an editorial apparatus to guide a reader through the extraordinary mass of information it contained. Published here with an authoritative editorial framework, including an extensive introduction and endnotes, this unique record of the Civil War takes its rightful place as one of the best basic reference tools in Civil War history, absolutely critical to study the Confederacy.

A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south at the outbreak of the war, Jones took a job as a senior clerk in the Confederate War Department, where he remained to the end, a constant observer of men and events in Richmond, the heart of the Confederacy and the principal target of Union military might. As a high-level clerk at the center of military planning, Jones had an extraordinary perspective on the Southern nation in action—and nothing escaped his attention. Confidential files, command-level conversations, official correspondence, revelations, rumors, statistics, weather reports, and personal opinions: all manner of material, found nowhere else in Civil War literature, made its meticulous way into the diary. Jones quotes scores of dispatches and reports by both military and civilian authorities, including letters from Robert E. Lee never printed elsewhere, providing an invaluable record of documents that would later find their way into print only in edited form. His notes on such ephemera as weather and prices create a backdrop for the military movements and political maneuverings he describes, all with the judicious eye of a seasoned writer and observer of southern life.

James I. Robertson, Jr., provides introductions to each volume, over 2,700 endnotes that identify, clarify, and expand on Jones's material, and a first ever index which makes Jones's unique insights and observations accessible to interested readers, who will find in the pages of A Rebel War Clerk's Diary one of the most complete and richly textured accounts of the Civil War ever to be composed at the very heart of the Confederacy.

About the Author: James I. Robertson, Jr., is Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in History at Virginia Tech and author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: A Rebel War Clerk's Diary: At the ...
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

J. B. Jones Edited by James I. Robertson, Jr.
Published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Major Allen's Books
(Northglenn, CO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Amidst the vast literature of the Civil War, one of the most significant and enlightening documents remains largely unknown. A day-by-day, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by a mature, keenly observant clerk in the War Department of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones was first published in two volumes of small type in 1866. Over the years, the diary was republished three more times¿but never with an index or an editorial apparatus to guide a reader through the extraordinary mass of information it contained. Published here with an authoritative editorial framework, including an extensive introduction and endnotes, this unique record of the Civil War takes its rightful place as one of the best basic reference tools in Civil War history, absolutely critical to study the Confederacy. A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south at the outbreak of the war, Jones took a job as a senior clerk in the Confederate War Department, where he remained to the end, a constant observer of men and events in Richmond, the heart of the Confederacy and the principal target of Union military might. As a high-level clerk at the center of military planning, Jones had an extraordinary perspective on the Southern nation in action¿and nothing escaped his attention. Confidential files, command-level conversations, official correspondence, revelations, rumors, statistics, weather reports, and personal opinions: all manner of material, found nowhere else in Civil War literature, made its meticulous way into the diary. Jones quotes scores of dispatches and reports by both military and civilian authorities, including letters from Robert E. Lee never printed elsewhere, providing an invaluable record of documents that would later find their way into print only in edited form. His notes on such ephemera as weather and prices create a backdrop for the military movements and political maneuverings he describes, all with the judicious eye of a seasoned writer and observer of southern life. James I. Robertson, Jr., provides introductions to each volume, over 2,700 endnotes that identify, clarify, and expand on Jones¿s material, and a first ever index which makes Jones's unique insights and observations accessible to interested readers, who will find in the pages of A Rebel War Clerk's Diary one of the most complete and richly textured accounts of the Civil War ever to be composed at the very heart of the Confederacy. Seller Inventory # 005550

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 14.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jones, J. B.
Published by University Press of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WookieBooks
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Signed. First Edition. Signed and dated by author on title page. Very nice copy. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is solid. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. Ships quickly. Thanks for looking!!. Seller Inventory # mon0000174407

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 29.76
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jones, J. B.
Published by University Press of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Daedalus Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Modern War Studies; 8vo ; 480 pages. Seller Inventory # 257813

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 31.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jones, J. B./ Robertson, James I. (edt)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 23996008-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Jones, J. B.
Published by Univ Kansas Press
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Kansas Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2633189

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jones, J. B.
Published by Univ Pr of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Pr of Kansas, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KS-9780700621231

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jones, J. B.
Published by Univ Pr of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ Pr of Kansas, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780700621231

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.54
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jones, J. B.
Published by University Press of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780700621231

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 46.97
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.82
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jones, J. B.; James I. Robertson, Jr. (editor).
Published by University Press of Kansas, Lawrence (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Ad Infinitum Books
(Mount Vernon, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, 2015. Hardcover. Condition: New. Modern War Studies Series.. 488 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. UNITED STATES CIVIL WAR. Amidst the vast literature of the Civil War, one of the most significant and enlightening documents remains largely unknown. A day-by-day, uninterrupted, four-year chronicle by a mature, keenly observant clerk in the War Department of the Confederacy, the wartime diary of John Beauchamp Jones was first published in two volumes of small type in 1866. Over the years, the diary was republished three more timesÑbut never with an index or an editorial apparatus to guide a reader through the extraordinary mass of information it contained. Published here with an authoritative editorial framework, including an extensive introduction and endnotes, this unique record of the Civil War takes its rightful place as one of the best basic reference tools in Civil War history, absolutely critical to study the Confederacy. A Maryland journalist/novelist who went south at the outbreak of the war, Jones took a job as a senior clerk in the Confederate War Department, where he remained to the end, a constant observer of men and events in Richmond, the heart of the Confederacy and the principal target of Union military might. As a high-level clerk at the center of military planning, Jones had an extraordinary perspective on the Southern nation in actionÑand nothing escaped his attention. Confidential files, command-level conversations, official correspondence, revelations, rumors, statistics, weather reports, and personal opinions: all manner of material, found nowhere else in Civil War literature, made its meticulous way into the diary. Jones quotes scores of dispatches and reports by both military and civilian authorities, including letters from Robert E. Lee never printed elsewhere, providing an invaluable record of documents that would later find their way into print only in edited form. His notes on such ephemera as weather and prices create a backdrop for the military movements and political maneuverings he describes, all with the judicious eye of a seasoned writer and observer of southern life. James I. Robertson Jr., provides introductions to each volume, over 2,700 endnotes that identify, clarify, and expand on Joness material, and a first ever index which makes Jones's unique insights and observations accessible to interested readers, who will find in the pages of A Rebel War Clerk's Diary one of the most complete and richly textured accounts of the Civil War ever to be composed at the very heart of the Confederacy. James I. Robertson Jr., is Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus in History at Virginia Tech and author of Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend. "Any serious scholar of the Civil War will find this indispensable."ÑNew York Military Affairs Symposium "James I. Robertson, Jr. has produced two magnificently edited volumes along with an excellent introduction."ÑCivil War Book Review (Key Words: Diaries, Confederacy War Department , United States Civil War, Robert E. Lee, Military History, American Civil War, John Beauchamp Jones, James I. Robertson Jr., Richmond, Virginia). book. Seller Inventory # 89106X1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

J. B. Jones
Published by University Press of Kansas (2015)
ISBN 10: 0700621237 ISBN 13: 9780700621231
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kansas, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0700621237

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 51.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are 13 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book