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Judah P. Benjamin is named as Confederate Secretary of War and Thomas Bragg as Attorney General

Judah Philip Benjamin, detail
11/21/1861
Confederate President Jefferson Davis had named Louisianian Judah P. Benjamin as Acting Secretary of War on September 17, 1861, replacing LeRoy Pope Walker.  He remained in his post as C.S.A. Attorney General at the same time.  On this day, Davis appointed Benjamin as War Secretary permanently, relieving him of the Justice Department and appointing North Carolina's former governor Thomas Bragg to that post.  Benjamin served at the War Department until he became Confederate Secretary of State in March 1862.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Robert Douhat Meade, Judah P. Benjamin: Confederate Statesman (Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2001), 208.
 

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