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Photo of Braxton Bragg
Photo of Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

About him

BORN: 1817 in Warrenton, NC.
DIED: 1876 in Galveston, TX.
CAMPAIGNS: Corinth, Perryville, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge.

Bragg led a bold advance from eastern Tennessee across Kentucky to Louisville.

December–January 1862–63 he fought the indecisive Battle of Stones River (Murfreesboro) against G

The following September he inflicted a crushing defeat on Rosecrans at Chickamauga and for a time besieged the Union forces at Chattanooga.


Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., March 7, 1861.

Major general, P. A. C. S., September 12, 1861.

General, C. S. A., April 12, 1861.

Died at Galveston, Tex., September 27, 1876.


Commanding Department and Army of Louisiana, February 22,

Commanding troops and defenses at Pensacola, October 29,
1861, including the brigades of Colonels Chalmers, Clayton and
Gladden, and the command of Major Bradford.

Commanding Department of Alabama and West Florida, 1861-2.

Commanding right wing, Army of the Mississippi, under
General A. S. Johnston, at Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.

Commanding Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, the Army
of Tennessee and Department of the West.

Commanding Army of the Mississippi, March 6, 1862, to
November 3, 1862.

Commanding the Department of Tennessee (formerlyexternal image Bages%20of%20Rank.jpg
Department No. 2), August 6, 1863, to December 22, 1863.

Commanding Department of North Carolina, November 27,

Assigned to duty at Richmond, under direction of the
President, charged with the conduct of military operations in
the armies of the Confederate States, by General Orders, No.
23, A. and I. G. O., February 24, 1864.

January 13, 1865, charged with command and defense of
Wilmington, N. C.

Bragg, Braxton, born in North Carolina, appointed from
North Carolina cadet United States Military Academy, July 1,
1833; graduated fifth in a class of fifty.

Second lieutenant, Third Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Regimental adjutant, November 19, 1837, 1838.

First lieutenant, July 7,1838.

Captain, June 18, 1846.

Brevet captain, May 9, 1846, for gallant and distinguished
conduct in the defenses of Fort Brown, Texas.

Brevet Major, September 23, 1846, for gallant conduct in
the several engagements at Monterey, Mexico, and Brevet

Resigned January 3,1856.

Fort Bragg was named in honor of a native North Carolinian who was born in Warren County on March 22, 1817.
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· Of the eight men who reached the rank of full general in the Confederate army Braxton Bragg was the most controversial.
· He earned a pre-war reputation for strict discipline, as well as a literal adherence to regulations.
· His pre-Civil War career was highly distinguished and, after seeing action against the Seminoles, he went on to win three brevets in the Mexican War.
· In 1856 he resigned his captaincy-he was a lieutenant colonel by brevet-in the 3rd Artillery and became a Louisiana planter.
· Braxton Bragg’s men drove to the summit of Lookout Mountain and retook the peak without a fight. With this advantage on the Rebel side, Old Rosy feared losing the city.
· This North Carolina native was a writer, traveler, respected artillery commander and plantation owner prior to the Civil War
· After graduating from West Point Braxton entered the army as a second lieutenant on July 1, 1837.



Research Question: How did Gen. Braxton Bragg affect the civil war?

1. Who was he?

2. what did he do to help the confederacy?

3. What where his jobs in the war?