Where to Learn More

Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. Photographing History: The Career of Mathew Brady. New York: Putnam, 1977.

Kunhardt, Dorothy Meserve, and Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr. Mathew Brady and His World. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1977.

National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Mathew Brady's Portraits. [Online] http://www.npg.si.edu/exh/brady/index2.html (accessed on October 8, 1999).

Panzer, Mary. Mathew Brady and the Image of History. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

Sullivan, George. Mathew Brady: His Life and Photographs. New York: Cob-blehill Books, 1994.

Van Steenwyk, Elizabeth. Mathew Brady: Civil War Photographer. Danbury, CT: Franklin Watts, 1997.

Braxton Bragg

Born March 22, 1817 Warrenton, North Carolina Died September 27, 1876 Galveston, Texas

Confederate general Was victorious at Battle of Chickamauga but failed in two other campaigns in 1862 and 1863

Braxton Bragg

Born March 22, 1817 Warrenton, North Carolina Died September 27, 1876 Galveston, Texas

General Braxton Bragg was one of the most controversial generals in the Confederate Army. In September 1863, Bragg guided the South's Army of Tennessee to victory in the Battle of Chickamauga. This was the Confederacy's only major triumph in the western theater (the region of the country between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains) during the entire Civil War. Despite this victory, however, the general is better known for his failures as commander of the Army of Tennessee. During the eighteen months that he led that army, Bragg's stormy relationship with subordinate (lower-ranking) officers greatly reduced its effectiveness. In fact, his unpopularity with his own troops is often cited as a factor in the failure of two major offensive campaigns he undertook in 1862 and 1863.

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