Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876, Letter from Braxton Bragg to dear Governor, Aug. 2, 1861 (August 2, 1861)
Head Quarters Near Pensacola,
2d August. 1861.
You will receive herewith copies of
papers from several Field Lieutenants in
regard to their rank in that regiment, which
I submit to you for a decision. I possess
no power to interfere, as I learn their com-
mission all been the same date. There
are some cases of hardship amongst them,
which never could have occurred had I with you; but if [Illegible: leene] all my
arrangements were entirely [Illegible: reflect], I fear
it will produce difficulty whichever way
the question is ever decided, which will be
very unfortunate in a command so noted
for its efficiency, but I shall try to [Illegible: reconsider]
them to your decision.
This is regarded as a great hardship
by those of us who were the first to
move in this matter. Still it is the
fate of war, and I submit, [...]
a [Illegible: manner], and try to satisfy my
troops to do the [Illegible: laws]. It is the most
difficult task I ever undertook.
Though I have succeeded from beyond
my most sanguine hopes. Our army
is well disciplined and would make
fine display if it had the opportunity.
Very truly yours,Braxton Bragg