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Civil War Soldiers - Bragg

BRAGG, BRAXTON, Louisiana.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., March 7, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., September 12, 1861.
General, C. S. A., April 12, 1862.
Died at Galveston, Tex., September 27, 1876.

Commanding Department and Army of Louisiana, February 22, 1861.
Commanding troops and defenses at Pensacola, October 29, 1861, including the brigades of Colonels Chalmers, Clayton and Gladden, and the command of Major Bradford.
Commanding Department of Alabama and West Florida, 1861-2.
Commanding right wing, Army of the Mississippi, under General A. S. Johnston, at Shiloh, April 6-7, 1862.
Commanding Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, the Army of Tennessee and Department of the West.
Commanding Army of the Mississippi, March 6, 1862, to November 3, 1862.
Commanding the Department of Tennessee (formerly Department No. 2), August 6, 1863, to December 22, 1863.
Commanding Department of North Carolina, November 27, 1864.
Assigned to duty at Richmond, under direction of the President, charged with the conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederate States, by General Orders, No. 23, A. and I. G. O., February 24, 1864.
January 13, 1865, charged with command and defense of Wilmington, N. C.

Bragg, Braxton, born in North Carolina, appointed from North Carolina cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1833; graduated fifth in a class of fifty.
Second lieutenant, Third Artillery, July 1, 1837.
Regimental adjutant, November 19, 1837, 1838.
First lieutenant, July 7, 1838.
Captain, June 18, 1846.
Brevet captain, May 9, 1846, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the defenses of Fort Brown, Texas.
Major, September 23, 1846, for gallant conduct in the several engagements at Monterey, Mexico, and
Lieutenant colonel, February 23, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico.
Resigned January 3, 1856.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

Bragg, Edward S., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born at Unadilla, N. Y., Feb. 20, 1827. After a preliminary education in the village school and academy, he entered Geneva, now Hobart college, where he remained three years, going then to study law in the office of Judge Noble of Unadilla. He was admitted to the New York bar in 1848, practiced law for a time in New York, and then moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., where he served as district attorney from 1854 to 1856. In 1860 he was sent as a Douglas Democrat to the Charleston convention. Entering the Union army, May 5, 1861, as captain, he was promoted through all the intermediate grades to the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers, to which he was appointed June 25, 1864. He participated in all the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac except the Peninsular and was at Gettysburg and Five Forks, serving with such distinction as to win him deserved promotions. He was mustered out Oct. 8, 1865, returned to Fond du Lac, and in 1866 was appointed postmaster there by President Johnson. Since the war he has held various important civic offices. He was in 1866 a delegate to the Philadelphia Union convention, was elected state senator in 1867 and served one term, and was a delegate to the Soldiers' and Sailors' convention which nominated Horatio Seymour for president in 1868. In 1872 he was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in Baltimore which nominated Horace Greeley for president, and was also a member of the Democratic national conventions of 1884, 1892 and 1896. In the convention of 1884 he seconded the nomination of Grover Cleveland for president, using the phrase which has since become famous: "We love him for the enemies he has made." In 1896 he was a prominent gold Democrat, and in 1900 supported McKinley. He was a member of Congress from 1877 to 1883, and from 1885 to 1887, and was regarded during his congressional career as one of the most dangerous antagonists in debate in the house. He was minister to Mexico in 1888-89, consul-general to Havana from May 19, 1902, to Sept. 15, 1902, and was on Sept. 15, 1902, appointed consul-general to Hong Kong, in which position he served until 1906. He is now living retired at Fond du Lac, Wis.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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