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Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

Abstract

Confederate General Braxton Bragg’s reputation has suffered ever since the Civil War. The most-hated man of the Confederacy was blamed for lost battles and branded as a chief cause of Confederate defeat. This new biography breaks away from prevailing historiography to portray Bragg in a balanced way, as a man with unusual talent that was recognized by many, especially the Confederate president Jefferson Davis, his chief supporter. Bragg was considered a tyrant who callously executed his own soldiers, often for seemingly trivial causes and without due process of military law. Most of that reput ... More

Keywords: Braxton Bragg, Confederate newspapers, Stones River, Chickamauga, Jefferson Davis, Kentucky Campaign, Chattanooga

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781469628752
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Earl J. Hess, author