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Identifier: A0164

Title: Braxton Bragg Papers, 1856-1876 (bulk 1861-1864)


Braxton Bragg was born March 21, 1817, in Warrenton, North Carolina. After graduating from West Point in 1837, he served in the Seminole Wars and Mexican War. He married Eliza (Elise) Brooks Ellis in 1856. In early 1861 he commanded state forces in Louisiana, and in March of that year was appointed brigadier general and ordered to Pensacola, Florida. In April 1862 he became a full general in the Confederate army. He died September 27, 1876, in Galveston, Texas.

Collection consists of correspondence of Braxton Bragg, primarily to his wife, that documents his Civil War service in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee. It also includes several items regarding Bragg's home, Greenwood Plantation, in Louisiana.

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1 box (10 folders)

Cite as: Braxton Bragg Papers, Missouri History Museum Archives, St. Louis.

Rights: UND

Place: United States

Dates: 1856-1876

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Greenwood Plantation (La.)


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