1. EmperorTigerstar

    Was Braxton Bragg the Worst CSA General?

    Often Braxton Bragg was ridiculed by both his contemporaries and our modern historians as a horrible general with many faults and foolish tendencies. But is he the worst general the Confederacy had? Is there one worse? Is he actually a good general who got a bad rap?
  2. EmperorTigerstar

    Did the CSA have the correct strategy in Kentucky?

    Bragg's invasion of Kentucky during the American Civil War always interested me. Bragg along with Kirby Smith planned for an invasion of Kentucky to not only attempt to bring Kentucky into the Confederacy but to potentially distract Union forces to help ease things for Lee's invasion of Maryland...
  3. Underlankers

    Joe Johnston v. Robert E. Lee v. Braxton Bragg:

    As army commanders, each of these three generals had their chances to conduct major strategic operations for the benefit of the Confederacy. Each of them had very distinctive approaches and relationships/issues with their political superiors, their subordinates, and as the commanding general of...
  4. Underlankers

    Braxton Bragg:

    How do we rate Braxton Bragg as a general of the Confederate army? I think that Bragg judged at a purely military level may be the most successful Confederate commander of the war in managing to in spite of no clear set of subordinates, sphere of command, food supply lines, and having troops...
  5. G

    Bragg (Civil War general)

    What do you think of him? Do you consider him a failiure? Do you think he is the worst general or something else? There are many negative opinions about him... What do you think of him?
  6. Viperlord

    Braxton Bragg in the Kentucky Campaign

    Here we'll discuss one of the Civil War's most lovable characters, (:laugh:) Confederate General Braxton Bragg, and his role in the Kentucky Campaign of late 1862. This campaign occurred nearly simultaneously with Lee's invasion of Maryland and Earl Van Dorn's effort to take Corinth. In August...
  7. L

    Chickamauga, Bragg & his Cavalry

    I obtained David Powell's Failure in the Saddle the other day. Perhaps I could have gotten through it a bit more smoothly if I hadn't encountered this material before in such books as This Terrible Sound, The Battle of Chickamauga by Peter Cozzens and Nathan Bedford Forrest, First with the Most...
  8. Kuon

    In Our Time - Melvyn Bragg

    Does anyone else here listen to the Radio 4 program "In Our Time"? It has some superbly condensed shows on various historical and cultural matters. Bragg features a different topic on each show and then grills and banters with the expert scholars...
  9. Richard Stanbery

    The Army of Tennessee (without Bragg)

    Who here thinks that the Confederate Army of Tennessee would have performed better with some other General, such as Joe Johnston in charge starting after Shiloh, with Bragg never getting to command the army?
  10. Taliesin

    Who is is Billy Bragg referring to??

    Has anyone heard Billy Bragg's tune 'Take Down The Union Jack'?? If so does anybody know who he is referring to in the lyrics 'Gilbert and George'? I love that song but hope its not LLoyd George!!