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Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876
General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) was an officer in the US Army and led troops during the Mexican-American War in the battles of Monterrey and Buena Vista. He resigned in 1856 and became a plantation owner and slave holder in Louisiana. In 1861 he was appointed as a General in the Confederate Army. He commanded the Army of Tennessee, fighting in the Battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. Bragg served as Albert Sidney Johnston's Chief of Staff and as military adviser to Jefferson Davis, with whom he fled to Georgia after Robert E. Lee's surrender. Bragg eventually moved to Galveston, Texas, and became a civil engineer for the railroad. In 1849, he married Elise Brooks Ellis (d. 1908). Bragg collapsed and died on the street in Galveston in 1876.
This collection contains correspondence between Braxton Bragg and his wife Elise during and after the Civil War, letters to H.L. Cole about Bragg's immigration to Texas and land speculation in 1875 and 1876, and other correspondence with the Braggs.
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Braxton Bragg Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.