s partisan leaders.
On the Confederate side, Braxton Bragg was at the ear of Davis, and was constantly maligning all the generals, especially Beauregard.
Bragg wpeople, tendered his resignation of command of the Army of Northern Virginia to Davis, in a private note, recommending that some younger man than himself should be appointed in his stead to be the leader of that army.
While Davis undoubtedly — because his views of conducting the army in the field frequently varied from Lee's — ly connections, and the love and respect of the people, were all so strong that Davis felt that Lee's resignation accepted would be nearly a death-blow to the Confedn.
This Lee did, and continued his leadership.
In September, 1863, however, Davis desired Lee to take command of the Western army, and said in effect that his coents by a corps.
But Lee was by no means willing to be buried in the West, and Davis, in order to make Lee's position agreeable in the Army of Northern Virginia, se