Braxton Bragg vs William S. Rosecrans

Braxton Bragg vs William S. Rosecrans

  • Braxton Bragg

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • William S. Rosecrans

    Votes: 12 85.7%

  • Total voters
    14

Mr. King

Sergeant Major
Joined
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Location
Carolina Coast
Rosecrans, by far. He beat him at Murfreesboro by default when Bragg retreated. He manuvered him out of Middle Tennessee. He manuvered him out of Chattanooga.
Bragg has little to do with the victory at Chickamauga. Fact is, he refused to believe it once the firing stopped. His men and Longstreet won that fight. Bragg actually hurt the victory by not following it up.
 

Pat Young

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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Location
Long Island, NY
Rosecrans, by far. He beat him at Murfreesboro by default when Bragg retreated. He manuvered him out of Middle Tennessee. He manuvered him out of Chattanooga.
Bragg has little to do with the victory at Chickamauga. Fact is, he refused to believe it once the firing stopped. His men and Longstreet won that fight. Bragg actually hurt the victory by not following it up.
I think the reaction I have seen among a number of soldiers and junior officers I have read regarding the two generals is also telling. A lot of the Cumberlanders regarded Rosecrans fairly well and saw Chickamauga as a stain on an otherwise good record. Bragg' men? Not so much. Even in victory they were often unhappy with him.
 
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