The Papers of Jefferson Davis
The Papers of Jefferson Davis

This portrait of unknown origin, depicting Davis in the 1880s, hangs in the office of The Papers of Jefferson Davis, located at Rice University in Houston, TX


Braxton Bragg


Braxton Bragg 

Photo circa 1861-65
 Courtesy Library of Congress

An 1837 West Point graduate, Mexican War veteran, and Confederate general, he spent the first year of the Civil War commanding in the Pensacola/Mobile area. Bragg replaced Beauregard at the head of what became the Army of Tennessee in mid-1862, a post he held until late 1863, when he asked to be relieved after losing Chattanooga. He acted as a military advisor for Davis in 1864 and held temporary commands in the Carolinas during the final months of the war.

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis
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