26 October 1863: “The plan was to make me responsible for Polk’s supposed delinquency & give Pemberton the Corps. Polk’s manliness and P’s sense of propriety defeated the scheme.”

Item Description: “The following interesting letter, descriptive of the quarrels in the Confederate States’ Army, is printed from the original letter, now before us. We are indebted for it to our friend, Captain C. W. Elwell, of New York City.–Ed. Hist. Mag.” [Description of printed letter from the editors of the Historical Magazine.]

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Item Citation: Generals Bragg, D.H. Hill, and Polk, C.S.A. Cp970.73 H64g. Detached from Historical magazine., [Vol. 1, 3rd ser.] (Feb., 1872). [Morrisania, N.Y. Henry B. Dawson], 1872. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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