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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Bragg Avenue

General Braxton Bragg, CSA 1817-1876

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Bragg Avenue Marker
Inscription.  Bragg, born in Warrenton, North Carolina, graduated from West Point in 1837 and joined the artillery. Bragg saw service in the Seminole War and the Mexican War before resigning from the army in 1856. Bragg joined the Confederate Army and became Commander of Army of Tennessee, and commanded the troops at Chickamauga. In February 1864 he became Chief of Staff to Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States. After the war he became a civil engineer.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1864.
 
Location. 34° 52.306′ N, 85° 17.413′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Street and Bragg Avenue (unopened), on the right when traveling west on Gordon Street. This marker is located on the eastern edge of the downtown business district, just before where a bend in the roadway turns Gordon Street into West 10th Avenue. The maker faces the east to west roadway traffic, very near the curb, and is located very near a railway crossing. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
Bragg Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Bragg Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking east along the roadway.
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distance of this marker. Rosencrans Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet Avenue (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (about 400 feet away); Lee Avenue (about 400 feet away); 4th Tennessee Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 600 feet away); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Bragg Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Bragg Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking west along the roadway, into the downtown business district.
General Braxton Bragg image. Click for full size.
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4. General Braxton Bragg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on June 18, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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