"RICHMOND, VA., November 17, 18G2.
General JEFFERSON DAVIS,
President of the Coafederate States:
SIR: The Secretary of War having informed inc that he had resigned
his office and that the resignation had been accepted, it becomes proper
for me to tender my resignation of the office of Assistant Secretary of
War, to take effect when his successor shall be appointed.
With much respect, your obedient servant,
J. A. CAMPBELL."
Wasn't Jefferson Davis appointed, at one time, major general of Mississippi state troops?