date(s):
1856-1876
creator(s):
Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876
subject(s):
Civil War, 1861-1865; Armed Forces; Plantations; Florida; Tennessee
place(s):
United States; Louisiana; Kentucky
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0164 Bragg, Braxton Papers Inventory of Braxton Bragg Papers A0164 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2016 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:25:56 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Braxton Bragg Papers Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876 A0164 0.25 Cubic Feet (32 items) 1856-1876 1861-1864 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, September 2000. Donor Information Collection was donated by William K. Bixby, except letter dated December 27, 1861, which was purchased from J.K. Smith in January 1917. Biographical Sketch Braxton Bragg was born March 21, 1817, in Warrenton, North Carolina. After graduating from West Point in 1837, he served in the Seminole Wars and Mexican War. He married Eliza (Elise) Brooks Ellis in 1856. In early 1861 he commanded state forces in Louisiana, and in March of that year was appointed brigadier general and ordered to Pensacola, Fla. In April 1862 he became a full general in the Confederate army. He died September 27, 1876, in Galveston, Texas. Scope and Contents The collection consists of correspondence of Braxton Bragg, primarily to his wife, that documents his Civil War service in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. It also includes several items regarding Bragg's home, Greenwood Plantation, in Louisiana. Arrangement The correspondence is arranged chronologically with a reference file at the beginning of the collection. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of copyright. Photostat may not be reproduced. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Digital Copies The Braxton Bragg Papers were digitized in 2008. The images may be viewed online by clicking the links beside each item in the inventory. Preferred Citation Braxton Bragg Papers, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Plantations -- Louisiana Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Bragg, Eliza Brooks Ellis, 1825-1908 Confederate States of America. Army Reference File Correspondence of William Bixby regarding the collection. (4 items) A0164-00001 1916-1920 1 1 Correspondence of Braxton Bragg Notes concerning the purchase of Greenwood Plantation. (2 pages) D00761 1856 Feb 8 Notes concerning the purchase of Braxton Bragg's Greenwood Plantation, February 8, 1856 1 2 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his wife. Regards surrender of forts in Louisiana. (4 pages) D00823 1861 Jan 11 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his wife, January 11, 1861 1 3 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his wife. Briefly describes affairs in Louisiana. (3 pages) D00828 1861 Jan 13 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to his wife, January 13, 1861 1 4 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Pensacola, Florida, to his wife. Describes situation of troops in the area. (3 pages) D00829 1861 Mar 11 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Pensacola, Florida, to his wife, March 11, 1861 1 5 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Marine Hospital, near Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Harbor, to his wife. Discusses the possibility of an attack on Fort Pickens. (4 pages) D00830 1861 Mar 14 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Marine Hospital, near Fort Barrancas, Pensacola Harbor, to his wife, March 14, 1861 1 6 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas Barracks, Florida, to his wife. Describes continued arrival of volunteers and their disorderly conduct. (4 pages) D00747 1861 Apr 11 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas Barracks, Florida, to his wife, April 11, 1861 1 7 Letter signed Braxton, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Regards Fort Pickens and the unpreparedness of Confederate troops. (3 pages) D00748 1861 Apr 19 Letter signed Braxton [Braxton Bragg], Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, April 19, 1861 1 8 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Discusses situation at Fort Pickens. (4 pages) D00762 1861 Apr 24 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, April 24, 1861 1 9 Letter signed Braxton, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Regards situation at Fort Pickens and removal of the government to Virginia. (4 pages) D00763 1861 May 25 Letter signed Braxton [Braxton Bragg], Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, May 25, 1861 1 10 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Regards affairs of the army. (4 pages) D00764 1861 May 28 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, May 28, 1861 1 11 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Briefly mentions progress of the war. (7 pages) D00765 [1861] June 17 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, June 17, [1861] 1 12 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Mentions affairs of army in the area. (4 pages) D00766 [1861] July 4 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, July 4, [1861] 1 13 Letter signed Braxton, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Regards general war news and briefly mentions health of troops. (7 pages) D00831 [1861] July 7 Letter signed Braxton, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, July 7, [1861] 1 14 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife. Discusses rumors about the army. (4 pages) D00832 1861 Sept 1 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Barrancas, Florida, to his wife, September 1, 1861 1 15 Letter signed J[udah] P. Benjamin, War Department, Richmond, Virginia, to Bragg, Pensacola, Florida. Offers Bragg the command of the Trans-Mississippi Department and discusses the importance of Missouri to the Confederacy. (7 pages) [purchased from J.K. Smith, January 1917] D00833 1861 Dec 27 Letter signed J.P. Benjamin, War Department, Richmond, Virginia, to Bragg [Braxton Bragg], Pensacola, Florida, December 27, 1861 1 16 Letter signed Braxton, Corinth, Mississippi, to his wife. Provides account of military operations and mentions behavior of Confederate troops. (8 pages) D00834 1862 Mar 25 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Corinth, Mississippi, to his wife, March 25, 1862 1 17 Letter signed Braxton Bragg Corinth, Mississippi, to his wife. Provides account of the Battle of Shiloh. (8 pages) D00835 [1862] Apr 8 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Corinth, Mississippi, to his wife, April 8, [1862] 1 18 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Tupelo, Mississippi, to his wife. Regards military operations. (3 pages) D00836 1862 July 22 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Tupelo, Mississippi, to his wife, July 22, 1862 1 19 Letter signed Braxton, Munfordville, Kentucky, to his wife. Describes military operations in the area. (3 pages) D00837 1862 Sept 18 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Munfordville, Kentucky, to his wife, September 18, 1862 1 20 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Shelbyville, to his wife. Regards military operations. Photostat only. (4 pages) D00838 1863 June 20 1 21 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, 9 miles from Ringgold, [Georgia], and 9 from Chattanooga, to his wife. Provides account of Battle of Chickamauga, including casualties. (6 pages) D00824 1863 Sept 22 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, 9 miles from Ringgold, and 9 from Chattanooga, to his wife, September 22, 1863 1 22 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Mission Ridge, 3 miles from Chattanooga, to his wife. Describes end of Battle of Chickamauga, including problems with Leonidas Polk. (3 pages) D00825 1863 Sept 27 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Mission Ridge, 3 miles from Chattanooga, to his wife, September 27, 1863 1 23 Letter signed Braxton Bragg to his wife. Regards personal affairs. (3 pages) D00839 1863 Nov 14 Letter signed Braxton Bragg to his wife, November 14, 1863 1 24 Letter signed Wade Hampton, Columbia, South Carolina, to Braxton Bragg. Requests that Captain Lowndes be allowed to remain on his staff. (3 pages) D00826 1864 Apr 21 Letter signed Wade Hampton, Columbia, South Carolina, to Braxton Bragg, April 21, 1864 1 25 Letter signed Patton Anderson, near Australia Landing, Bolivar County, Mississippi, to [Braxton Bragg]. Describes situation in the south. (4 pages) D00827 1867 Apr 16 Letter signed Patton Anderson [James Patton Anderson], near Australia Landing, Bolivar County, Mississippi, [to Braxton Bragg], April 16, 1867 1 26 Legal document concerning Greenwood Plantation. (4 pages) D00840 1870 Apr 22 Legal document concerning Braxton Bragg's Greenwood Plantation, April 22, 1870 1 27 Letter signed A.C. Story, Chicago, Ill., to Braxton Bragg, New Orleans. Regards Bragg's case to regain possession of Greenwood Plantation. (2 pages) D00848 1870 May 13 Letter signed A.C. Story, Chicago, Ill., to Braxton Bragg, New Orleans, May 13, 1870 1 28 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Memphis, Tennessee, to his wife. Regards personal affairs. (4 pages) D00841 1870 Dec 15 Letter signed Braxton Bragg, Memphis, Tennessee, to his wife, December 15, 1870 1 29 Letter signed A.C. Story, New Orleans, to Braxton Bragg, Mobile, Ala. Regards trial for Greenwood Plantation. (1 page) D00842 1872 Mar 8 Letter signed A.C. Story, New Orleans, to Braxton Bragg, Mobile, Ala., March 8, 1872 1 30 Document signed Alvan N. Gardner and Henry St. Paul, Mobile, Alabama. Deposition regarding Greenwood Plantation. (4 pages) D00843 1872 May 5 Deposition signed Alvan N. Gardner and Henry St. Paul, Mobile, Alabama, May 5, 1872 1 31 Letter signed H.D. Clayton, Clayton, Alabama, to Braxton Bragg, Mobile, Alabama. Regards narrative by General Johnston. (3 pages) D00844 1874 May 11 Letter signed H.D. Clayton, Clayton, Alabama, to Braxton Bragg, Mobile, Alabama, May 11, 1874 1 32 Letter signed S.B. Maxey, Paris, to Braxton Bragg, Galveston, Texas. Regards personal affairs. (4 pages) D00845 1876 Sept 16 Letter signed S.B. Maxey, Paris, to Braxton Bragg, Galveston, Texas, September 16, 1876 1 33