Bragg wasn't really a corps commander all that long. He commanded a corps at one battle, Shiloh, and did reasonably well (except for the tactical hiccup at the Hornet's Nest, but he managed to carry the position in the end). At the end of the day, he was the only Confederate commander who still had organized and combat ready brigades,Jackson's and Chalmers's. Every other Confederate formation had lost unit integrity, was too exhausted to press on, or was out of ammunition.I am not a student of Bragg, but I'm interested in the difference in skill set between corps and army commanders? In Bragg's case was this set dramatically lacking and how?
-----------------------------------I don't know about "most" hated but he was definitely heavy on the discipline and the use of capital punishment. Personally, I think he'd have been replaced by most governments if not for the mysterious support of Davis which is for me a mystery as I don't see how Bragg's record supports him.
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