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2oth inst. I cordially unite in this just tribute. Braxton Bragg, General. Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War. By order Ed. A. Palfrey, Lieutenant Colonel and Assistant Adjutant General Respectfully submitted to the President. I cannot too warmly express my appreciation of the character and services of this distinguished officer, and cordially concur in recommending his promotion, if only as an appropriate testimonial of the gratitude of the Confederacy. J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. 3d October, 1863. The services of Major General Hood, and his character as a soldier and patriot, are equal to any reward, and justify the highest trust. The recommendation to confer additional rank, as a testimonial, must have been hastily made. The law prescribes the conditions on which Lieutenant Generals may be appointed. Please refer to act. Jefferson Davis. October 3d, 1863. The subjoined extract from a letter of the Hon. Mr. Seddon, Secretary of War
joined me from Tennessee. We arrived at Coosaville on the 10th, and the day previous, when near Van Wert, I sent the following dispatch to General Bragg: [no. 34.] near Van Wert, Georgia, October 9th, 1864. General B. Bragg and Honorable J. A. Seddon, Richmond. When Sherman found this Army on his communications, he left Atlanta hurriedly with his main body, and formed line of battle near Kennesaw Mountain. I at once moved to this point, and, marching to-morrow, shall cross the Cooof march, and that night camped three miles from the forks of the Alpine, Galesville, and Summerville roads; thence proceeded towards Gadsden. On the 19th, I sent the following dispatches: [no. 35.]October 19th. General Bragg and Hon. J. A. Seddon. Headquarters will be to-morrow at Gadsden, where I hope not to be delayed more than forty-eight hours, when I shall move for the Tennessee river. J. B. Hood, General [no. 36.]October 20th. Lieutenant General Taylor, Mobile. I
ly to attack Grant in rear with my entire force. On the 9th, I telegraphed to the Secretary of War: [no. 38.]headquarters Tuscumbia, November 9th. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Richmond, Va. Information received places Sherman's Army as follows: One corps at Atlanta, two corps at or near Marietta; and three at or north of Chattatham for reasons which I will write more fully. J. B. Hood, General. headquarters, six miles from Nashville, on Franklin pike, December 8th, 1864. Honorable J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War. General G. T. Beauregard, Macon, Ga. A good Lieutenant General should be sent here at once to command the corps now commanded by Majam. I have no one to recommend for the position. J. B. Hood, General. headquarters, six miles from Nashville, on Franklin pike, December 8th, 1864. Honorable J. A. Seddon. Major General Cheatham made a failure on the 30th of November, which will be a lesson to him. I think it best he should remain in his position for the
river. The following day, the march was continued in the direction of Tupelo, at which place Cheatham's Corps, the last in the line of march, went into camp on the loth of January, 1865. I had telegraphed General Beauregard from Bainbridge to meet me, and, in compliance with my request, he arrived at Army headquarters on the night of the 14th. The day previous, I had sent the following dispatch to the Secretary of War: headquarters, Tupelo, Mississippi, January 13th, 1865. Honorable J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Richmond. I request to be relieved from the command of this Army. J. B. Hood, General. On the 15th, after consultation with General Beauregard, a system of furloughing the troops was agreed upon. In reference thereto, I find the following memorandum in General Shoupe's diary: A system of furloughing the troops established. See General Order No. I, 1865, and circular letter to corps commanders, field dispatches, No. 542. In a dispatch of January 3d
r that service in defence of their homes will be glad to hail you as their Confederate Chief. (Signed) G. W. Smith, Major General. Letter to Honorable Mr. Seddon. headquarters, Army of Tennessee, Near Nashville, Dec. 11th, 1864. Hon. Jas. A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Richmond, Va. Sir:--On the 21st of November, Hon. Jas. A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Richmond, Va. Sir:--On the 21st of November, after a delay of three weeks, caused by the bad condition of the railroad from Okolona to Cherokee, and of the dirt road from the latter point to Florence, and also by the absence of Major General Forrest's command, this Army moved forward from Florence--Major General Cheatham's Corps taking the road leading towards Waynesboroa, anThe names of the general officers I have already given by telegraph; headquarters, Army of Tennessee, six miles South of Nashville, December 3d, 1864. Hon. J. A. Seddon, Secretary of War, Richmond, Va. Sir:--About 4 o'clock, p. m. we attacked the enemy at Franklin, and drove him from his outer line of temporary works into