Braxton Bragg Biography
Birthday: March 22, 1817 (Aries)
Born In: Warrenton, North Carolina, United States
Braxton Bragg was a US military officer who served as a Confederate general during the Civil War. Bold and controversial, he was quite a notorious disciplinarian and was despised by his subordinates for the same reason. Known for his undying combative nature, short temper, and attention to detail in terms of military precision, he was a formidable officer who gained accolades. However, his temperament also made him tough to work with. He exhibited an argumentative personality right from his childhood, and he often ended up quarreling with even his superiors. He served in the Second Seminole War and the Mexico-American War right after graduating from the United States Military Academy. Braxton Bragg always showcased an excellent flair and knack when it came to the planning of an attack, but he lacked severely in the execution part. During the Civil War, Bragg was integral in the greatest Confederate victory in the Western Theater. He was able to deal a significant blow to the Rosecrans in the Battle of Chickamauga, but strangely, he didn’t capitalize on the advantage and allowed the Rosecrans to retreat to Chattanooga. In the Battles for Chattanooga, he was defeated by General Ulysses S. Grant. After withdrawing, he offered his resignation and became the military advisor to the president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.