they stood, as soldiers of the Confederacy instead of soldiers of the states; the men were mustered into the Confederate service and the officers had their state commissions replaced by those from the Confederate War Department.
From that date, the troops were to look to the central Government for their pay, subsistence, and supplies.
In mustering in, all troops — with only exceptions where their contracts with state governments demanded — were received for three years of the war.
At Montgomery, many admirable organizations had been tendered to the Government for one year; and much discussion had ensued on the subject of their reception.
It was then generally believed, even by the longest heads in the Cabinet, that the war would be only a campaign. I have elsewhere alluded to the tenacity with which its supporters clung to this idea; and Mr. Davis was almost alone in his persistent refusal to accept the troops for less than three years, or the war. To the one campaign people he