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ar. 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, addressed to Senator Wigfall will explain the endorsement of President Davis: Richmond, Va. October 14th, 1863. * * * * I have felt the deepest interest for your friend, and I trust I may say mine, the gallant Hood. He is a true hero, and was the Paladin of the fight. I need not say how willingly I would have manifested my appreciation of his great services and heroic devotion by immediate promotion, and but for some rigid notions the President had of his powers (you know how inflexible he is on such po
w Mountains, near Marietta. It was here visited by General L. T. Wigfall, a man of talent, and, at that time, in the Confede, allowed himself to be governed by undue influences. General Wigfall was virtually the political chief of staff of General ixty-four thousand (64,000), of all arms, as stated by General Wigfall. The following letter, from Major General Wheeler ainfantry at Adairsville tallies very well with that of General Wigfall, as to this arm of the service at New Hope Church, andn my corps. As previously stated, the assertions of General Wigfall as to Johnston's strength and losses may safely be regwith by inserting in his Narrative the speech delivered by Wigfall in the Senate Chamber of the Confederate States. This Senll Creek Gap, and its left near the Cleveland road. General Wigfall furnishes the following information obtained from the t his adversary would retreat. General Johnston and Senator Wigfall have strenuously labored to show that there were not s