Garnett Family Papers
1/26/1863; Surg. A.Y.P. Garnett is under attack by
"persons inimical to me," who have revived old charges of official
misconduct which Garnett was acquitted of, and writes to Benjamin to send
him the results of his investigation in order to defend himself; 1/28/1863;
Benjamin replies to Garnett's request for results of the investigation into
Garnett's official misconduct which consisted of treating patients in his
private time, accepting funds, and recommending their discharge. Benjamin
deemed that he was working very hard "visiting gratuitously the hospital on
Main Street near Third" as well as private residences, and was guilty of an
error of judgment only. 11/9-11/1863; series of letters between Jefferson
Davis and Dr. A.Y.P. Garnett involving a perceived disrespect by Garnett.
Very testy at times, regarding Garnett sending Mrs. Davis' "love" to Gen.
Wise, and joking with Davis over kissing the girls in Selma. Eventually
Garnett talks his way out of it.