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Braxton Bragg : the most hated man of the Confederacy

Author: Earl J Hess
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Braxton Bragg; Braxton Bragg
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Earl J Hess
ISBN: 9781469628752 1469628759
OCLC Number: 933211521
Description: xx, 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The making of a Southern patriot --
Pensacola --
Shiloh --
Corinth and high command --
Kentucky --
Controversy and recovery --
Stones River --
Turning point --
Tullahoma --
Chickamauga --
Revolt of the generals --
Chattanooga --
Military adviser to the Confederate president --
Davis's troubleshooter --
Defeat --
After the war.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Earl J. Hess.

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"This book was published with the assistance of the Fred W. Morrison Fund of the University of North Carolina Press."--Title page verso.  Read more...

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Hess's extensive knowledge of the Civil War and military history and his excellent and exhaustive ability to research his chosen topic shine through.--Tennessee Libraries Hess is a first class Read more...

 
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