Thursday, March 16, 2017

Diary of John Beauchamp Jones: March 16, 1863

Gen. Hill is moving toward Newbern, N. C, and may attack the enemy there.

The weather continues dreadful — sleeting; and movements of armies must perforce be stayed. But the season of slaughter is approaching.

There was an ominous scantiness of supply in the market this morning, and the prices beyond most persons — mine among the rest.

Col. Lay got turkeys to-day from Raleigh; on Saturday partridges, by the Express Company. Fortunate man!

SOURCE: John Beauchamp Jones, A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital, Volume 1, p. 274-5

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