Re: Bragg and Longstreet
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "carlw4514" <carlw4514@y...>
>>Right or wrong, Bragg was C-in-C, and made Longstreet's behaviourThis would have also forced Davis's hand. Davis had claimed that he
>>out of order!
> Can't argue with that. I would have a lot more respect for
> Longstreet and the other members of the cabal if all these generals
> followed up by resigning when Bragg continued as Commander.
would have liked to replace Bragg but couldn't find a suitable
replacement. To lose so many experienced corps/division commanders
would surely have made Bragg expendable.
But, perhaps we should have more respect for the likes of
Breckinridge who, despite his opposition to Bragg, continued to do
his duty and refused to join the conspiracy against Bragg.
- Bragg had a lot of health problems, he suffered from chronic migranes, stomach ailments that probably led to his bouts with chronic dysentery, boils, and probably heart disease. Bragg also showed symptomes of manic-depression as well.Lee