HQ, Army of the Mississippi, 1862. Item #99-5673
One sheet of ruled paper, approx. 10 x 8", 13 line note penned by secretary, some ink corrections, folds, some loss of paper at bottom right corner, ink writing on reverse showing through a bit, matted and framed with an engraved portrait of Bragg. SIGNED BY BRAXTON BRAGG as "General Commanding." Reads: "The command of the Army of the Mississippi having been devolved upon me is assured with unfeigned diffidence, but with a confidence inspired by the Justice of our Cause, which nothing can shake. Removed to a higher position by the Junction of Another Army with us, our late Commander who never meets a foe but to conquer, will still lead us to victory." Bragg, of course, was referring to the Genl. Beauregard, and this order was executed during the Siege of Corinth.