War Department, Richmond, December 8, 1863.
To His Excellency Jefferson Davis, President, etc.
Sir: I have the honor to recommend the following nomination for appointment in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America:
S. A. Ragland, of Arkansas, to be captain Company F, Twenty-sixth Arkansas Regiment, the officers entitled to promotion found incompetent, to take rank from May 20, 1863.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES A. SEDDON,
Secretary of War.