1.Rosecrans, Thomas and Sherman are not McCellan, Pope and Burnside.Braxton Bragg is considered by many to be the worst general on either side. What led to his failure as a commander
Ironically Lt. Thomas learned his craft from Captain Bragg during the Mexican American War. It could not of hurt the Union cause that Thomas was very familiar with Bragg.
Which leads to the next question.Bragg was a smart guy but.... He would issue orders and then alter them over and over. By doing that as a fairly regular pattern of his, he demoralized his staff greatly. He was also pretty remote from his regular soldiers and did not have the common touch and combined with a lot of his soldiers being reluctant soldiers from Tennessee he had big problems with desertions. Which demoralized some of his staff.
Ironically Davis twice conducted an investigation on Bragg including visiting Bragg's command. Eventually of course Bragg was kicked upstairs to Richmond as some sort of advisor and chief if memory serves.
Let's take a brief look at Braggs greatest success which is his victory at Chicamungua which turns in to a debacle at Missionary Ridge.
Go back before Chickamauga and the problem started with the Kentucky Campaign and follow on to Stones River and ahe often had a very difficult time getting his subordinates to do what he had ordered to do. For a great example of this, read Dave Powell's Chickamauga books. He repeatedly had subordinates just not follow the orders he had given them.
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