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Bragg
Name BRAGG, Braxton
   
Born March 22 1817, Warrenton NC
   
Died September 27 1876, Galveston TX
   
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, Lt. Col., resigned 1856, planter.
   
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. of Confederate Provisional Army, Pensacola-Mobile coast, September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded II Corps at Shiloh, Corinth, April 1862 General, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamau GA, Missionary Ridge, resigned his command, chief of staff to President Davis, commanded a division of the Army of Tennessee in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville
   
Post War Career Engineer
   
Notes A friend of President Davis
   
Further reading  
McWhiney, Grady Braxton Bragg and Confederate defeat Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press 1991
Seitz, Don Carlos Braxton Bragg, general of the Confederacy Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press 1971
 

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