General Braxton Bragg is number 10 on our top 10 list of civil war generals. Here are ten more interesting facts about him:

  1. Bragg was a West Point graduate and served in the Mexican-American War.
  2. He was a well-respected Confederate commander early in the Civil War.
  3. Despite his successes, Bragg faced criticism from his own subordinates and was eventually relieved of command.
  4. After the war, Bragg worked as a civil engineer and surveyor in Mobile, Alabama.
  5. He also worked for the government as a coastal surveyor and later as a supervisor for the census.
  6. Bragg was known for being stubborn and difficult to work with, leading to conflicts with many of his fellow officers.
  7. He had a reputation for being a harsh disciplinarian and was not well-liked by his soldiers.
  8. Bragg’s decisions at the Battle of Chickamauga were key in securing a Confederate victory.
  9. Despite his victory, he was criticized for not pursuing and destroying the defeated Union army.
  10. Bragg retired from the military in 1865 and lived out the rest of his life as a farmer and planter in Louisiana.

In 1863, Braxton Bragg was put in charge of Confederate forces in Tennessee and northern Georgia. He struggled in this position and was eventually replaced in the middle of the Atlanta Campaign. Despite his struggles, Bragg continued to play a role in the Confederate army and was eventually sent to Texas to help with the defense of the state.

After the Civil War, Braxton Bragg moved to Texas and worked as a civil engineer. He was also elected to the Texas state legislature and was appointed as the state’s adjutant general. Despite his post-war accomplishments, Bragg remained a controversial figure, and his legacy was often criticized by both Union and Confederate veterans.

Despite his difficult personality and leadership style, Braxton Bragg was a dedicated Confederate general who fought to protect the South during the American Civil War. He may not have always been the most popular leader, but his contributions to the Confederate cause cannot be ignored.

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