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Braxton Bragg
Bragg
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1817
Date of Death: 1876
Cause of Death: Apparent stroke
Occupation: Farmer, Soldier
Military Branch: United States Army
(Second Seminole War;
Mexican War)
Confederate Army
(American Civil War)
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): American Front
Walk in Hell
Type of Appearance: Posthumous references
Nationality: Confederate States (born in the United States)
Military Branch: Confederate States Army
(War of Secession)
Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a career United States Army officer, and then a General in the Confederate States Army, where he served as a principal commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.

Prior to the Civil War, Bragg had fought the Seminole, and served in the Mexican War. After some years as a planter, Bragg became a Brigadier General of the C.S. Army. His record of service in the West was primarily a string of defeats. His invasion of Kentucky, for example, ultimately failed as he did not press his advantage. He was finally pulled from the field in 1864, and become Jefferson Davis' military advisor.

Bragg's death came abruptly in 1876, when he fell over dead while walking down the street.

Braxton Bragg in Southern Victory Edit

In 1862, Braxton Bragg led a Confederate army into Kentucky early in the War of Secession, conquering the state and joining it into the Confederate States.[1] When Kentucky fell to the U.S., a statue of Bragg was promptly destroyed, and Kentucky returned to the U.S.[2]

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. American Front, pg. 129, mmp.
  2. Walk in Hell, pg. 160, mmp.

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