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education, so near an approach to greatness and so manifest a failure to attain it, that his worst enemy ought to find something to admire in him, and his best friend something painful in the attempt to portray him truly. The writer saw him from many points of view and under divers lights and shadows, and as he has passed into history, gives here a brief mention of him that may serve till some abler hand performs the task of recounting his services. Braxton Bragg was born in Warren County, North Carolina, in 1815. Members of his family attained eminence in politics and at the bar. He was graduated at West Point, and entered the Third Artillery in 1837. He saw service in the Seminole War in Florida, and was promoted to first-lieutenant in 1838, Bragg served under General Taylor in the Mexican War, and was brevetted captain in 1846, for gallant and distinguished conduct in the defense of Fort Brown, Texas. He was brevetted major for gallant conduct at Monterey, and lieutena
ndled. Lieutenant-General A. P. Stewart was at the actual head of the Army of Tennessee after March 16th, and Johnston's enlarged command included troops from the far South under Hardee, which, in February, had been organized in a corps, and those in North Carolina under Bragg. The aggregate present of the old Army of Tennessee was about twenty thousand. The army surrendered to Sherman in North Carolina, April 26, 1865. General Braxton Bragg (U. S.M. A. 1837) was born in Warren County, North Carolina, March 22, 1817, and served in the Seminole and Mexican wars. He resigned from the army in 1859, and became an extensive planter in Louisiana. On the secession of Louisiana, he was made a brigadier-general in the Confederate provisional army, and was the first commander of the military forces of Louisiana. After being appointed major-general in September, he took command of the forces in Alabama and West Florida from October, 1861, to February, 1862. He commanded the right wi
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Bragg, Braxton, -1876 (search)
Bragg, Braxton, -1876 Military officer; horn in Warren county, N. C., March 22, 1817; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1837; entered the artillery; and served in the Seminole War and in the war with Mexico, receiving for good conduct in the latter several brevets and promotions. The last brevet was that of lieutenant-colonel, for Buena Vista. Feb. 23, 1847. He was made major in 1855; resigned the next year, and lived (an extensive planter) in Louisiana until the breaking out of the Civil War, when (March, 1861) he was made a brigadier-general in the Confederate army. Made major-general in February, 1862, he took an important part in the battle of Shiloh in April. He was made general in place of A. S. Johnson, killed; and in May succeeded Beauregard in command. John H. Morgan, the guerilla chief, and N. B. Forrest, the leader of a strong cavalry force, had for some time (in 1862) roamed, with very little serious opposition, over Kentucky and Tennessee,
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Macon, Nathaniel 1757-1837 (search)
Macon, Nathaniel 1757-1837 Statesman; born in Warren county, N. C., Dec. 17, 1757; was attending college at Princeton when the Revolutionary War broke out; returned home and volunteered as a private soldier in the company of his brother. He was at the fall of Charleston, the disaster to Gates near Camden, and with Greene in his remarkable retreat across the Carolinas. From 1780 to 1785 he was a member of the North Carolina Assembly, and there opposed the ratification of the national Constitution. From 1791 to 1815 he was a member of Congress, and from 1816 to 1828 United States Senator. He was a warm personal friend of Jefferson and Madison, and his name has been given to one of the counties of North Carolina. John Randolph said of him in his will: He is the best, purest, and wisest man that I ever knew. Mr. Jefferson called him The last of the Romans. He selected for his place of burial an untillable ridge, ordered the spot to be marked only by a pile of loose stones, and
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sumner, Jethro 1730-1790 (search)
Sumner, Jethro 1730-1790 Military officer; born in Virginia about 1730, was paymaster of the provincial troops in North Carolina in 1760, and commander of Fort Cumberland. In the spring of 1776 he was appointed colonel by the Provincial Congress, and with his regiment joined Washington's army. He was made brigadiergeneral in the Continental service in 1779, and in 1780 was engaged in the battle near Camden. In 1781, after active service in North Carolina, he joined Greene in the High Hills of Santee; was in the battle of Eutaw Springs, and was active in overawing the Tories in North Carolina until the close of the war. He died in Warren county, N. C., about 1790.
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
his profession and rendered great service during the reconstruction period. He died at Montgomery in September, 1892. Thomas Bragg Thomas Bragg, of North Carolina, second attorneygen-eral of the Confederate States, was born in Warren county, North Carolina, November 9, 1810, a brother of General Braxton Bragg. He completed his academic education at a military institute at Norwich, Conn., and then entered the profession of law, winning attention at an early age in the Edenton circuit. dent of two important railroad companies and served as adjutant-general of the State, preserving to an advanced age an alert and active manhood. He died February 20, 1893. General Braxton Bragg General Braxton Bragg was born in Warren county, North Carolina, March 22, 1817. He was graduated fifth in the class of 1837 at the United States military academy, and received his lieutenancy in the artillery. He served mainly in Florida during the Indian troubles, until 1843, then was in garri
and his native State has reason to be proud of his memory. He died on the day following the battle, with these last words: Bear this message to my precious wife—I die a Christian and hope to meet her in heaven. He had been married in October, of the previous year, to Ellen E. Richmond, of Milton, and on the day before the fatal battle had been informed of the birth of a daughter. Brigadier-General Matthew Whittaker Ransom Brigadier-General Matthew Whittaker Ransom was born in Warren county, N. C., in 1826. His father was Robert Ransom, who was descended from a colonial Virginia family of Gloucester county. His mother was Priscilla West Coffield Whittaker, whose lineage is traced to Alexander Whittaker, the English clergyman who baptized Pocahontas. He was graduated at Chapel Hill, the State university, in 1847, and was soon afterward admitted to the practice of law. The remarkable ability which he at once displayed led to his election five years later as attorney-general-o
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 33. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The honor roll of the University of Virginia, from the times-dispatch, December 3, 1905. (search)
hen, G., Ga., Bentonville, N. C., 1865. Coleman, L. M., Lt., Col., Prof. U, Va., Fredericksburg, Va., 1863. Coleman, T. G., Lt. Va., Manassas Va., 1862. Coleman, J. H., Maj. Ala., Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1861. Coleman, C. L., Capt., La., Spotsylvania, Va., 1864. Collins, W. G., Va., 186—. Cunrad, H. A., Va., Manassas, Va., 1862. Conrad, H. T., Va., Manassas, Va., 1863. Cooke, W. M, Va., 186—. Corbin, R., Va., Culpeper, Va., 1862. Cosnahan, J. B., Capt. S. C., Warren Co., N. C., 1863. Cossit, C. E., Capt. Tenn., Milton, Tenn., 1862. Cowan, C. S., Surg. Miss., 1862. Cowherd, C. S., Va., Orange Co., Va., 1863. Cowin, J. H., Ala., Chancellorsville, Va., 1861. Cox, J. E., Lt., Va., Chesterfield, Va., 1865. Cropp, J. T., Surg., Va., 1863. Cunliffe, W. E., Miss., Chancellorsville, Va., 1861. Davenport, N. J., La., 1863. Davidson, G., Capt., Va., Chancellorsville, Va., 1865. Davidson, A., Va., Lexington, Va., 1864. Davis, R. B., Capt.,
Cotton Subscriptions to the Confederate States loan. The Nashville American has been shown a letter from a gentleman of Columbus, Miss., to his relatives in Nashville, in which he says "cotton is being everywhere eagerly subscribed to the Confederate States Loan, by almost every planter in that portion of Mississippi, in amounts from twenty-five to four hundred bales." In Wilkes and Warren counties, in this State, where Vice-President Stephens has addressed the people, some six thousand bales have been subscribed, and from every section of the State we hear most gratifying accounts of the spirit and liberality of the planters in coming forward with their crops in support of the Confederacy. In Bibb county Col. Leonidas Jordan alone subscribed one thousand bales. We hear of similar patriotic action on the part of the planters in all the Cotton States. The citizens of Marengo county, Alabama, met at the county site recently, and subscribed 3,500 bales of cotton for the
an extent that it has at last forced out commanding officer to issue a "tariff" for the regulation of prices in future; and lienceforth he who comes liere will have to be governed by the established prices, which I think are ample indeed. Having neglected to state, in the proper places, the sirength and commandants of this regiment, I here give them, with such additional particulars as I think may prove interesting: First Regiment North Carolina Covalry, at Camp Btaur gerd, Warren county, N. C. --Colonel, Robert Ransom, commanding; Lieut Colonel, L. S. Baker; 1st Major, Jas. B. Gordon; Adjutant, J. L. Henry; Quartermaster, Robert Shaw; Commissary, M. D. L McLeod; Sergeant Major, --. Capt. W. H. Cheeli, Warren co.; Capt. Thos. Ruffin, Wa J. H. Whittaker, Northamp Capt. W. J. Homton, Bupith Capt. Thomas N. pler, Athe co., Capt. Miller, Meccklonburg en.; Capt. Rufus Barringer, Cabarrie co.; Capt. T. J. Siler, Macon-co.; Capt. John W. Woodfin, Buncombe co.; Capt. George N.
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