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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Correspondence

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Title: Braxton Bragg papers
Dates: 1853-1876
Abstract: 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.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.01322
Extent: 1 inch
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.

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Scope and Contents

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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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
Bragg, Elise
Cole, H. L.
Corporate Names
Confederate states of America. Army
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Women
Places
Bivouac
Galveston
Louisiana
Texas
United States
Document Types
Correspondence

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Related Materials

See also Civil War Miscellany, Confederate States of America Records, 1856-1915, Confederate States of America Bonds, Confederate Soldier's Death Poem, and Confederacy Scrapbook.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Braxton Bragg Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1991-257; 2009-269

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence

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3H81 [SRH1230016909] With Braxton and/or Elise Bragg, 1853-1863, 1876
To H.L. Cole from Braxton Bragg, 1875-1876

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