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    Both A Martinet and a Failure: The Effect of the Battle of Stones River on Braxton Bragg General Braxton Bragg was a leader of the Confederate side in the Civil War. He fought in many battles, including the Battle of Stones River. However, his career came to an end because he caused his associates to become frustrated with his quarrelsome attitude and cowardly decisions. This begs the question: To what extent did the battle of Stones River affect Braxton Bragg 's military career? While Bragg 's character played a large role in the termination of his military career, the Battle of Stones River was a tipping point in his downfall because it resulted in people writing letters to Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy, who pressured…

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    P. G. T. Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, and Joseph E. Johnston. Dreux’s Cavalry Company was part of the personal escort of General Bragg and later, General Joseph E. Johnson. Private Montegut, as a light artillery member, was in some of the violent engagements of the war: Chickamauga, Murfreesboro, siege of Charleston and Battle of Averasboro, N.C. He also fought in the Battle of Farmington, and Corinth Campaign, Mississippi. Later he served under Capt. Gustave LeGardeur, in the defense of…

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    Nature Of Coleman Scouts

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    critical to obtaining intelligence that could aid the Confederacy in gaining an edge on the Union army. This seems all too familiar to the term of a spy, but the misconception between the two is often made, and can be easily corrected. Scouts during these times were easily identifiable, due to the requirement to be uniformed. To be a scout, you had to be known. A spy would be dressed in civilian clothing and would undertake whatever means necessary to infiltrate and gain all crucial information…

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    During the movement south from Nashville, Confederate Calvary continually attacked the rear supply lines of the Union force. This provided vital intelligence to General Bragg as well as diverted Union resources away from the front line. The Confederate Army repositioned to match the Union Army arrayed along the river. Both armies planned to attack each other’s right flank on the morning of January 1. If successful and timed right, the two attacks would result in a wagon wheel and the two forces…

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    Pregnancy: A Short Story

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    it was a beautiful Thursday, April night and i was almost at my fortieth week of pregnancy. my mother, brother and i had just finished eating dinner i had an eggplant parmesan sub from a local pizzeria where we live. my mom decided to go for a walk to a Walgreens that 's down the street because she heard walking could help go into labor. i had gotten preeclampsia which for someone who has anxiety is extremely scary. we tried everything we could to help me go into labor so i would not be induced.…

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    with my cane or wheelchair, to simply ask, “What is wrong with you?” The first time I heard this it shocked me because I do not view myself as more different than anyone else, but then I realized it was a great opportunity to shine a positive light on disabilities. Everyone I meet, whether they are embarrassed parents in Wal-Mart or classmates at school, is hesitant to ask me about my story. However, I am more than willing to share about how cerebral palsy has affected my life in both positive…

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    How Pregnancy Can Be a Good Thing for Teenage Girls On my 15th birthday, July 3, 1998, I was at the Glenwood Lake Park rehearsing for my mothers’ wedding. It was exactly 10 a.m. when I announced to my family. “It’s Time!” I knew immediately that the contractions I was having were not the Braxton Hicks contractions I had been having for months. These contractions were very real and very intense. My sister had me sit down and she began to time how far apart my contractions were. My family…

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    American Civil War Summary

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    Meredith, James H. "Bragg, Braxton (1817 1876)." In Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History, edited by David S. Heidler, and Jeanne T. Heidler. ABC-CLIO, 2000. Being acerbic, many people thought General Bragg was not fit to lead a large army. James H. Meredith talks about the accounts of why General Bragg was unfit to be a field commander during the Civil War. He was said to have mismanaged all his victories, even though being promoted three times for…

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    tactic of the time, there was a three-gun battery out in front of the 2nd lead by Lt. John O’Brien. O’Brien and his men fought valiantly with destructive canister fires until the infantry to his rear broke ranks and fled. At which time he and his men would tactically retreat leaving behind a single four-pounder that would fall into the hands of the enemy. It was not until the Mexican army had reached the Americans final defensive line (fallback position) that they were halted and forced to…

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    Braxton Bragg Underwood is one of the few minor characters in the novel who changes over the course of the plot. Despite his public prejudice against African-Americans, he defends Tom Robinson’s right to a fair trial. After one of his first appearances in the novel, which was covering Atticus with a shotgun the night the lynch mob tries to take Tom out of jail, Atticus explains to Scout why this is quite unusual behaviour for Mr. Underwood in comparison to his previous stance on the matter,…

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