A Guide to the Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876
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).
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.
Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was revised by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.
Detailed Description of the Papers