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Braxton Bragg Comer

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Chiefly ancestors and some of their descendants and descendants of Braxton Bragg Comer, "...planter, cotton manufacturer, president of the Alabama Railroad Commission, 1905-1906, governor of Alabama, 1907-1911, and United States Senator, 1920..."--P.180. Braxton Bragg Comer was born 7 November 1848, the fourth child of John Fletcher and Catharine Drewry Comer at Old Spring Hill, Barbour County, Alabama. He married Eva Jane Harris, daughter of John West and Sarah Bethea Bailey Harris, in October of 1872. They had nine children. Upon the death of his first wife, Braxton Bragg Comer married Miss Mary Carr Gibson. He died 15 August 1927 in Birmingham, Alabama. "Govorner Comer was buried by the side of his first wife, in Elmwood Cemetery."--P. 186. "The Colonial records of the Comer family begin with James Moss, the Emigrant. Born in England, he came to Virginia about 1719 and settled in St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County."--P. [3]. "Samuel Comer, the direct ancestor of the Comer family which settled in the Southern States soon after the close of the American Revolution, was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia. The exact date of his birth has not been established...He was the son of John Comer who died in 1767...[He] married Elizabeth Moss, of New Kent County, Virginia. She was the daughter of James Moss, the Emigrant and Rebecca King Moss, and was baptized in St. Peter's Church in 1730..."--P. [15]. Descendants and relatives lived in Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Florida, Louisiana, West Virginia, Canada and elsewhere.

Braxton Bragg

Author : Earl J. Hess
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As a leading Confederate general, Braxton Bragg (1817–1876) earned a reputation for incompetence, for wantonly shooting his own soldiers, and for losing battles. This public image established him not only as a scapegoat for the South's military failures but also as the chief whipping boy of the Confederacy. The strongly negative opinions of Bragg's contemporaries have continued to color assessments of the general's military career and character by generations of historians. Rather than take these assessments at face value, Earl J. Hess's biography offers a much more balanced account of Bragg, the man and the officer. While Hess analyzes Bragg's many campaigns and battles, he also emphasizes how his contemporaries viewed his successes and failures and how these reactions affected Bragg both personally and professionally. The testimony and opinions of other members of the Confederate army--including Bragg's superiors, his fellow generals, and his subordinates--reveal how the general became a symbol for the larger military failures that undid the Confederacy. By connecting the general's personal life to his military career, Hess positions Bragg as a figure saddled with unwarranted infamy and humanizes him as a flawed yet misunderstood figure in Civil War history.

Reminiscences of General Braxton Bragg

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Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat

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In the Summer of 1863, Confederate General Braxton Bragg was commander of the Army of Tennessee, still reeling from its defeat in January at Murfreesboro, Tenn.

General Braxton Bragg C S A

Author : Samuel J. Martin
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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.

Braxton Bragg Vs William Rosecrans

Author : Charles River Charles River Editors
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*Includes pictures of the battles' important generals. *Includes several maps of the battles. *Includes accounts of the battles written by important generals. . *Includes a Bibliography for each battle. "I know Mr. Davis thinks he can do a great many things other men would hesitate to attempt. For instance, he tried to do what God failed to do. He tried to make a soldier of Braxton Bragg." - General Joseph E. Johnston Of all the commanders who led armies during major battles of the Civil War, historians have by and large agreed that the most inept generals to face each other were the Union's William Rosecrans and the Confederacy's Braxton Bragg. The two generals would command the Union Army of the Cumberland and the Confederate Army of Tennessee against each other during the Battle of Stones River (Battle of Murfreesboro) at the end of 1862 and at the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, two of the deadliest and most controversial battles of the war. In late December 1862, William Rosecrans's Union Army of the Cumberland was contesting Middle Tennessee against Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee, and for three days the two armies savaged each other as Bragg threw his army at Rosecrans in a series of desperate assaults. Bragg's army was unable to dislodge the Union army, and he eventually withdrew his army after learning that Rosecrans was on the verge of receiving reinforcements. Though the battle was stalemated, the fact that the Union army was left in possession of the field allowed Rosecrans to declare victory and embarrassed Bragg. Though Stones River is mostly overlooked as a Civil War battle today, it had a decisive impact on the war. The two armies had both suffered nearly 33% casualties, an astounding number in 1862 that also ensured Rosecrans would not start another offensive campaign in Tennessee until the following June. The Union victory also ensured control of Nashville, Middle Tennessee, and Kentucky for the rest of the war, prompting Lincoln to tell Rosecrans, "You gave us a hard-earned victory, which had there been a defeat instead, the nation could scarcely have lived over." The battle and its results also set into motion a chain of events that would lead to Rosecrans and Bragg facing off at the crucial battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, a battle that is often viewed as the last gasp for the Confederates' hopes in the West. During the height of the Battle of Chickamauga, Rosecrans inadvertently created a gap in his line just as a Confederate attack led by James Longstreet advanced straight toward that part of the line. Longstreet's attack was successful in driving one-third of the Union Army off the field, with Rosecrans himself running all the way to Chattanooga, where he was later allegedly found weeping and seeking solace from a staff priest. As the Confederate assault continued, George H. Thomas led the Union left wing against heavy Confederate attack even after nearly half of the Union army abandoned their defenses and retreated from the battlefield, racing toward Chattanooga. Dubbed "The Rock of Chickamauga," Thomas's heroics ensured that Rosecrans' army was able to successfully retreat back to Chattanooga. In the aftermath of the Battle of Chickamauga, several Confederate generals blamed the number of men lost during what would be the bloodiest battle of the Western Theater on Bragg's incompetence, and also criticizing him for refusing to pursue the escaping Union army. General Longstreet later stated to Jefferson Davis, "Nothing but the hand of God can help as long as we have our present commander." Bragg vs. Rosecrans comprehensively covers the campaigns and the events that led up to the battles, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the battles. Accounts of the battles by important participants are also included, along with maps of the battles and pictures of important people, places, and events.

The War of the Rebellion

Author : United States. War Dept
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Braxton Bragg General of the Confederacy

Author : Don Carlos Seitz
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Lee and His Generals

Author : William Parker Snow
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The Rebellion Record a Diary of American Events

Author : Frank Moore
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The Rebellion Record Oct 62 June 63

Author : Frank Moore
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The Statutes at Large Treaties and Proclamations of the United States of America from

Author : United States
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Lafayette of the South

Author : Jeff Kinard
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"In Lafayette of the South, Jeff Kinard reveals the distinguished but underappreciated life and career of Prince Camille de Polignac. Kinard follows Polignac through his early days, his dramatic years during the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, and the rest of his long, eventful life. Polignac died in 1913, holding the peculiar distinction of being the last Confederate major general and the only foreign national on either side to earn that rank."--BOOK JACKET.

Commanders and Heroes of the American Civil War

Author : Jonathan Sutherland
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This book contains mini-biographies of eighty of the most revered leaders and heroes of the American Civil War. The entries are in alphabetical order and range from Confederates such as Pierre Beauregard, the hero of Fort Sumter, to the legendary Stonewall Jackson - from 'Johnny Shiloh', the little drummer boy, to General Ulysses Grant, 'the Butcher', of the Unionist forces.

Braxton Bragg and R L Gibson To Accompany Bill H R No 367 March 19 1860

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Private Land Claims
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The Portrait Monthly

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Civil Wars

Author : George C. Rable
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Attack and Die

Author : Grady McWhiney
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Examines military strategy and the reasons for the large numbers of Confederate casualties

The Civil War Up Close

Author : Donald Cartmell
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Presents a collection of essays, facts, and theories about the Civil War including the best and worse generals, the most influential battles, important military and political decisions by both Lincoln and Davis, and much more.

War Studies Journal

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