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Fort Bragg in Cumberland County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Braxton Bragg

Camp Bragg, N.C.

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Photographed By Don Morfe, November 24, 2000
1. Braxton Bragg Marker
In honor of
Braxton Bragg
Lieutenant Colonel, USA
General, CSA

Born: Warrenton N.C.
22 March 1817
Died: Galveston, Texas
27 September 1876

War Department General Order No. 77, 21 August 1918, established Camp Bragg, N.C. in honor of “Capt. Braxton Bragg, who, while commanding Battery C, Third Field Artillery, rendered signal service at the battle of Buena Vista, Mexico.”

Thus, Fort Bragg bears the name of a brave, resourceful, fighting man...A soldier who saw action in three wars and won distinction in each of them.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is March 22, 1817.
Location. 35° 9.162′ N, 78° 58.182′ W. Marker is in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in Cumberland County. Memorial is on Randolph Street west of Bragg Boulevard (North Carolina Highway 87). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Bragg NC 28307, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Bragg (a few steps from this marker); Ft. Bragg School Integration
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(a few steps from this marker); Bastogne Gables (approx. 1.1 miles away); Iron Mike (approx. 1.2 miles away); DC-3/C-47 "Skytrain" (approx. 2.1 miles away); Airlifter's Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); Pope Airmen Memorial (approx. 2.1 miles away); C-119 "Packet" (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Bragg.
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2. Braxton Bragg
from The Biographical Dictionary of America, 1906, by Rossiter Johnson.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 653 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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