Confederate States of America. War Department. LETTERS SENT BY THE CONFEDERATE SECRETARY OF WAR TO THE PRESIDENT, 1861-1865.
Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Service, 1963
National Archives microfilm publications. Microcopy no. M 523; v. National Archives record group 109.
As chief officer of the War Department under the direction of President Jefferson Davis, the secretary of war had charge of all matters connected with the army and Indian tribes within the Confederacy. The letters, organized in two series, are those sent to the president relating to all subjects (November 20, 1861 – April 24, 1865) and letters concerning nominations for appointments and promotions in the Confederate Army (March 1, 1861 – March 17, 1865). An index to the second series is on the second reel. The intended arrangement of the letters within each letterbook was chronological, but sometimes clerks were not able to copy precisely in that order.