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Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 1933.002.00047
Date 1863
Scope & Content Letter: Braxton Bragg to Colonel Benjamin S. Ewell, January 14, 1863

Physical Appearance: January 14, 1863 - Braxton Bragg at Tullahoma, [Tennessee], to Col[onel] Benjamin S. Ewell, Chattanooga, [Tennessee] - Gives a more complete reply to the Colonel's "private dispatch of yesterday." Concerns a rumor that Bragg "would apply to be relieved from army." Comments that "some of these officers did not meet my expectations and to their shortcomings I am indebted for the failures of Wednesday evening and Friday evening. on the enemy's left flank." States that if he retired temporarily "there is no man here to command an army. The one who aspires to it is a good drill master but no more . . ."

Signed "Braxton Bragg" .
Creator Bragg, Braxton
Archival History Bragg's letter to Col. Ewell was formerly located in the MC 3 S-766 files.
People Bragg, Braxton
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert
Search Terms Battle of Murfreesboro / Stones River
Tullahoma, Tennessee