General Braxton Bragg
Biography (Written and Submitted by Mr. Gabe Weaver)
General Braxton Bragg was born March 22, 1817 in Warren county, North Carolina. He went to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1837, he was fifth in his class. He was put in charge of the Army of Louisiana in February
1861, and was given the rank of Brigadier General on March 7 in the Army of the
Confederacy. He was assigned command of the troops in defense of
Florida during which he earned the ranks of Major General and Lieutenant General and was given command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida. Bragg marched to
Corinth, Mississippi in March 1862 and participated in the
Battle of Shiloh.
Bragg would be promoted to Full General and assigned the command of the Army of Mississippi. In 1863 he went to Georgia and fought in the
Battle of Chickamauga. He was assigned to duty in Richmond on February 24,1864 under the direction of
President Jefferson Davis. In November of that same year he was given command of the Department of South Carolina and commanded his army at
Wilmington in January 1865. He also commanded his troops in the final battles against
General Sherman. He accompanied President Davis into South Carolina and into Georgia after the
surrender at Appomattox. He went to New Orleans after peace was restored. On September 27, 1876 General Braxton Bragg died in
Many thanks to Mr. Gabe Weaver for Writing and Submitting this Biography.