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E. S. Bragg

E. S. Bragg

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Edward Stuyvesant Bragg

(1827 - 1912)

Home State: Wisconsin

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 6th Wisconsin Infantry

 

see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was a lawyer and served as district attorney.

On the Campaign

In command of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, part of the famous 4th 'Black Hat' Brigade of the 1st Division, I Corps. He led his Regiment on the South Mountain assault on September 14th. The Brigade was the spearhead of the initial I Corps attack down the Hagerstown Pike against the Confederate Left early on the 17th. He was wounded in the arm on that morning, and retired to the rear soon after. Command at that point devolved on Major Dawes.

The rest of the War

In March 1863 he was named Colonel and commanded the regiment at Chancellorsville, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg. In June 1864 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers.

After the War

He was a Politician. US Congressman, US Minister to Mexico, and Consul General to Hong Kong.

Birth

2/20/1827; Unadilla, NY

Death

6/12/1912 Fond Du Lac, WI