Earl J. Hess's Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (Civil PDF

By Earl J. Hess

ISBN-10: 1469628759

ISBN-13: 9781469628752

ISBN-10: 1515954404

ISBN-13: 9781515954408

As a number one accomplice common, Braxton Bragg (1817–1876) earned a name for incompetence, for wantonly capturing his personal squaddies, and for wasting battles. This public photo tested him not just as a scapegoat for the South's army mess ups but in addition because the leader whipping boy of the Confederacy. The strongly damaging critiques of Bragg's contemporaries have endured to paint tests of the general's army profession and personality via generations of historians. instead of take those exams at face price, Earl J. Hess's biography deals a way more balanced account of Bragg, the guy and the officer.

While Hess analyzes Bragg's many campaigns and battles, he additionally emphasizes how his contemporaries considered his successes and screw ups and the way those reactions affected Bragg either in my opinion and professionally. The testimony and evaluations of alternative contributors of the accomplice army--including Bragg's superiors, his fellow generals, and his subordinates--reveal how the overall grew to become a logo for the bigger army mess ups that undid the Confederacy. through connecting the general's own lifestyles to his army profession, Hess positions Bragg as a determine saddled with unwarranted infamy and humanizes him as a incorrect but misunderstood determine in Civil struggle history.

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