General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. (Google eBook)

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McFarland, Apr 26, 2011 - History - 536 pages
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General Braxton Bragg is often described as a despicable, friendless man, the most hated general of the Confederacy. Historians have denigrated Bragg by accepting without challenge the self-serving accusations of prominent, disgruntled subordinates, each of whom sought to explain their own failures by assigning them to Bragg. This biography, without dodging Bragg's deficiencies, refutes much of this false testimony. The result is a balanced view of this controversial general, from his early rise to power in the Western theater to his subsequent fall from grace in the latter years of the Civil War.
  

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Possibly the most maligned and disliked of any Confederate General, Braxton Bragg has long been considered as an incompetent general who seriously damaged the Confederate war effort in the west ... Read full review

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A very interesting read! Much more so than I had expected. Learned a lot more about General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. than I had previously been aware of, and I've been reading about the civil war for ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue
1
1 Boyhood
3
2 West Point
9
3 The Seminole War
14
4 South Carolina
21
5 Corpus Christi
30
6 Fort Brown
36
7 Monterrey
43
31 Another Retreat
268
32 McLemores Cove
280
33 Chickamauga Day One
291
34 Chickamauga Day Two
295
35 Breakthrough
307
36 The Rock of Chickamauga
321
37 Confrontation
329
38 The Opening Battles
340

8 Buena Vista
50
9 Wars Interlude
58
10 Politics
62
11 Elise Ellis
66
12 Jefferson Barracks
72
13 Louisiana Planter
82
14 Pensacola
90
15 Major General
102
16 Corinth
112
17 To Shiloh
122
18 Shiloh Day One
127
19 Shiloh Day Two and After
141
20 Prelude to Kentucky
148
21 Into Kentucky
159
22 Munfordville
173
23 Perryville
182
24 Battle of Perryville
194
25 Retreat from Perryville
202
26 Middle Tennessee
214
27 Battle of Murfreesboro
220
28 Retreat to Tullahoma
235
29 The Enemy Within
244
30 The Tullahoma Campaign
261
39 Chattanooga Day One
352
40 Lookout Mountain
356
41 Sherman FailsAgain
361
42 Routed
367
43 Relieved of Duty
374
44 Richmond
379
45 Joe Johnston
391
46 Bermuda Hundred
399
47 Johnston Replaced
405
48 Wilmington
415
49 First Assault
421
50 Fort Fisher Falls
427
51 Wilmington Captured
437
52 Kinston
443
53 Bentonville
450
54 End of the War
460
55 Final Years
466
Epilogue
473
Notes
477
Bibliography
511
Index
521
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About the author (2011)

Samuel J. Martin is the author of three previous biographies and has published numerous articles in history magazines such as Civil War Times Illustrated, America's Civil War, and The Kepi.

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