Rosecrans and Braxton Bragg
that defined the battle, focusing on the development of the battle and campaign and why events happened, rather than what happened, including strategy, operations, tactics, organization, logistics, and personnel decisions.
Davis spent weeks traveling across the South trying to quell problems among his feuding generals, especially regarding his deeply unpopular western departmental commander, Braxton Bragg
. Nothing worked.
Hardee's corps of Braxton Bragg
's Army of Tennessee had taken up defensive positions at the foot of Sewanee Mountain to cover the Confederate Army's retreat from Tullahoma toward the Tennessee River and Chattanooga as these corps moved south and east across the Mountain.
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Rosecrans and Confederate General Braxton Bragg
; their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses and effects on the battle's outcome; and how Rosecrans's maneuvers in the late summer of 1863 and the blitzkrieg movements across middle Tennessee led to Bragg's decision to fight along Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia.
He fought at both battles at Bull Run and later served on separate commissions to investigate the surrender of more than 12,000 Union forces at Harper's Ferry in September 1862 and to inquire about General Don Carlos Buell's failure to take Chattanooga and failure to prevent Confederate General Braxton Bragg
's invasion of Kentucky.
However, while the First Corps played a significant role in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, afterwards the general's personal conflicts with several of his subordinate officers, as well as with Braxton Bragg
, took their toll on the Corps' effectiveness.
Toward the end of November 1863, four months after the twin disasters of Vicks-burg and Gettysburg, Confederate forces led by General Braxton Bragg
followed up a bloody victory at Chickamauga by laying siege to William Rosecran's Army of the Cumberland in Chattanooga.
The Union Army of the Cumberland staved off defeat at Stones River and brought the costly battle to a draw before General Braxton Bragg
and the Confederate Army of Tennessee were forced to retreat from Murfreesboro.
In the latter area, Davis's loyalty toward friends such as Albert Sidney Johnston, Leonidas Polk, Braxton Bragg
, and commissary general Lucius Northrup come in for the usual criticism, as does his intense dislike of other officers such as P.
Governor Braxton Bragg
Coiner plays a central role in this story, but Kelly implies that mine owners enjoyed his support automatically and unconditionally.
Wartime Southern culture is shown by Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister in Kentucky, a family of Arkansas Unionists, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Georgian cousin, Braxton Bragg
's wife, and a Union officer's wife in Nashville.