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Braxton Bragg

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William S. Rosencrans
Jefferson Davis
Don Carlos Buell

Definition: Confederate general who did battle famously with Union General William S. Rosencrans several times throughout Tennessee. He started out as a corps commander in the Army of Mississippi at the Battle of Shiloh. As Commander of the Army of Tennessee, Bragg invaded Kentucky early in the war but to Tennessee when the promised secessionist uprising did not materialize. He also had several skirmishes with Union Major Gen. Don Carlos Buell. Bragg was victorious at the Battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga but met his ultimate defeat at the Battle of Chattanooga and retreated into Georgia. He was taken out of the field by Confederate President Jefferson Davis and made chief military adviser in early 1864, serving in that post until the end of the war.

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