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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number CML-BRG.3
Date 1861
Scope & Content Letter: Braxton Bragg to Jefferson Davis, October 22, 1861

Physical Appearance: October 22, 1861 - Braxton Bragg in camp near Barancas, Florida, to "My dear Sir" [Jefferson Davis] - Concerns condition of defences of the harbor, especially Mobile, and General Withers' shortcomings. Complains about the Quartermaster's Dept. in New Orleans and Florida. Notes lack of forage for cavalry and artillery. At the end, he mentions that he has reduced the "meat ration and given in lieu, molasses - The troops are delighted with the change."

Signed "B.B."
Creator Bragg, Braxton
Archival History Bragg's original letter to Davis was formerly located in the MC 3 B-122 files. It is now located in the Davis Collection, Box 5.]
People Davis, Jefferson
Bragg, Braxton