Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Diary of John Beauchamp Jones: Sunday, July 12, 1863

There is nothing additional this morning from Charleston, Mississippi, or Maryland. Telegraphic communication is still open to Jackson, where all was quiet again at the last accounts; but battle, then, must occur immediately. From Charleston we learn that Beauregard had repulsed every assault of the enemy. It is rumored that Lee's account of the battle of Gettysburg will be published to-morrow, showing that it was the “most brilliant and successful battle of the war.”  I hope he may say so — for then it will be so.

Our papers are publishing Milroy's papers captured at Winchester.

SOURCE: John Beauchamp Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital, Volume 1, p. 377

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