posted on Jul, 18 2015 @ 09:01 AM
Braxton Bragg may have actually lost the war for the Confederacy.
His failure to follow up victory at Chickamauga gave the Union the opportunity to march on Atlanta after allowing Longstreet to take a 1/3 of the army
in an ill-conceived attempt to take Knoxville. Grant overran Bragg's positions on Lookout Mountain and chased him out of Tennessee. Bragg's inability
to handle his generals nearly caused insubordination among the ranks and ruined the last chance for the Confederacy to win in the West.
Bragg's performance at Stone's River was nearly as bad, wasting many of his troops attacking impregnable Union positions.
Had a leader like Patrick Cleburne or Bedford Forrest led the Army of Tennessee the war may have been brought to a stalemate by preventing Grant from
taking command in the east.
As for the people wanting to have his name removed I'm actually ok with it.
They should just rename it Fort States Rights Gist, Fort Cleburne or Fort Breckinridge.