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date: 16 October 2019

Bragg, Braxtonlocked

(22 March 1817–27 September 1876)
  • Timothy P. Twohill

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Bragg, Braxton (22 March 1817–27 September 1876), Confederate general, was born in Warrenton, North Carolina, the son of Thomas Bragg, a contractor, and Margaret Crosland. His father earned enough to send his children to the best local schools. Upon Braxton’s graduation from Warrenton Male Academy, he was accepted by the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1833). Steadily distinguishing himself, Bragg rose in rank to cadet captain, completing his studies at West Point among the top ten of his graduating class (1837)....

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