Most of the blame falls onto Bragg, which is rightfully so. Bragg rarely took his subordinates opinions into account and just ordered his plans executed, regardless of what many of them said or wanted. When Davis went to Tennessee to meet with the subordinates, they all wanted Bragg removed. Davis offered Longstreet command, he declined. Then Davis offered Hardee command, he declined. It was a complete breakdown of leadership. Several generals think Bragg is inept, yet they refuse to take over. Davis has no confidence in Joe Johnston, and leaves Bragg in command. Davis was unable to find a new commander out of the entire western theater, which shows it lacked men of leadership quality... so he leaves Bragg in command. It was a complete failure of leadership from top to bottom..