University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876.
Title: Braxton Bragg Papers
Dates: 1853-1876
Abstract: This collection contains correspondence between Braxton Bragg and his wife Elise during and after the Civil War, letters to H.L. Cole about Bragg’s immigration to Texas and land speculation in 1875 and 1876, and other correspondence with the Braggs.
Accession No.: 91-257; 2009-269
Extent: 1 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

General Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) was a colonel in the US Army before resigning in 1856 and then fighting with the Confederate States of America as general during the Civil War. He commanded the Army of Tennessee, fighting in the Battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga. Bragg served as Albert Sidney Johnston’s Chief of Staff and as military adviser to Jefferson Davis, with whom he fled to Georgia after Lee’s surrender. Bragg eventually moved to Galveston, TX, after the end of the war and became a civil engineer for the railroad. In 1849, he married Elise Brooks Ellis (d. 1908).


Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Braxton Bragg and his wife Elise during and after the Civil War, letters to H.L. Cole about Bragg’s immigration to Texas and land speculation in 1875 and 1876, and other correspondence with the Braggs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted access.

Use Restrictions

Unrestricted use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876--Correspondence.
Bragg, Elise.
Cole, H.L.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army.
Subjects
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women.
Places
Bivouac (La.)
Galveston (Tex.)

Related Material

See also Civil War Miscellany, Confederate States of America Records, 1856-1915, Confederate States of America Bonds, Confederate Soldier’s Death Poem, and Confederacy Scrapbook.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Correspondence

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3H81 With Braxton and/or Elise Bragg, 1853-1863, 1876
To H.L. Cole from Braxton Bragg, 1875-1876