Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Book - 2016
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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."--Dust jacket flap.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781469628752
1469628759
Branch Call Number: 92 B7304h 2016
Characteristics: xx, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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