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Do you know Bragg?

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The following questions are in reference to Braxton Bragg, controversial personality who acted in support of the Confederacy during the War of the Rebellion. In order to make these questions a bit easier to answer correctly, each question is posed as True-or-False.

Good Luck!

  1.   Leroy Pope Walker was the first Confederate Government Secretary of War (and the man who famously predicted that the Clash of Arms between North and South would be such a short affair that he offered to sop up all the spilled blood with a handkerchief.) Walker resigned in September 1861 and was appointed Brigadier General, and assigned to work for Braxton Bragg at Mobile. However, Major General Bragg found him to be of such little value as military leader that he left BGen Walker behind in Alabama when he moved the bulk of his Army of Pensacola north to take part in the fight at Shiloh.  True or False.
  2.   The loss of Fort Donelson on 16 February 1862 is the event that caused Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin to order Bragg and his Army north from the Gulf Coast, that order dated 18 February 1862.  True or False.
  3.   Braxton Bragg suffered throughout his life from frequent migraine headaches.  True or False.
  4.   Major General Bragg met personally with General PGT Beauregard at Jackson Tennessee before 7 March 1862.  True or False.
  5.   Braxton Bragg assigned Daniel Ruggles to command of the Post of Corinth on 9 March 1862. And it was Brigadier General Ruggles (on Bragg's orders) who initiated the extensive entrenchments at Corinth Mississippi.  True or False.
  6.   Braxton Bragg was at Corinth and met Albert Sidney Johnston when that General arrived there on 23 March 1862.  True or False.
  7.   At the Battle of Shiloh, Major General Bragg held two official roles: command of a corps, and chief of staff.  True or False.
  8.   Artillery officer Braxton Bragg won national acclaim during the Mexican War for his heroic performance at Battle of Buena Vista.  True or False.

Get these wrong and a ghostly eyebrow will pay you a visit at 3 o'clock in the morning...

Ozzy

 

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