- Jun 10, 2011
"On the night that they learned Bragg was being dismissed [after Chattanooga], a group of men gathered outside his headquarters to serenade him. Later, the troops led by Finley and Bate pooled their meagre resources to buy him an elegant sword. It was inscribed, '[In] high appreciation of his military services, and a compliment to his personal gallantry, as witnessed on the day of the Battle of Missionary Ridge.' And Walthall's unit, both the officers and the ranks, dug into their pockets to raise the funds needed to purchase a magnificent horse for Bragg, which they named 'Chickamauga'."I am currently reading Sam Watkin's diary and he has absolutely nothing good to say about Braxton Bragg. He says that he was universally despised by all of his men.
- Samuel J. Martin
"We had got sorter used to his ways... Many a word was spoken in his behalf, after he had been relieved of the command."
- Sam Watkins
"There was no manifestation of gratification at Bragg's relief."
- William MacKall