Clerk's First Hand Account Aug 23, 2012
Written by a clerk in the Confederate War Department, "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary" relays inside details about the workings of the department in Richmond. Jones relays the status of fighting throughout the Confederacy and he also describes the conflicts over policies, especially about issuing passports to citizens wanting to travel outside the Confederacy. He is a concise and descrptive writer, giving his opinions about policies and people. This book is essential for Civil War research.