d trust that you may find some other position where your services may be as useful as they can be here. * * *
Very truly and sincerely yours, J. Longstreet.
headquarters Clayton's Brigade, near Chattanooga, November 3, 1863.
Lieutenant-General D. B. Hill,—Returning to my command a few days ago, I regretted to learn that you had left the command of our corps, and that I had not the opportunity of telling you farewell.
I have been in the military service since the 6th of February, 18arts of a grateful and free people.
Respectfully, General, your obedient servant,
[Signed,] M. P. Lowry, Brigadier General. (Since Governor of Mississippi.)
Long after the war General J. E. Johnston addressed the following letter to General Hill, from which it will appear that the influence of Bragg, who was at the elbow of the President as his military adviser, was still omnipotent after he was transferred from the West to Richmond:
Washington, D. C., September 22, 1887. General D