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North Carolina's Confederate Generals

General Braxton Bragg

General BraggGeneral Braxton Bragg was born in Warren County, North Carolina on 22 Mar 1817. He attended the US Military Academy at West Point and was appointed a General during the War Between the States. Battles: Chickamauga; Wilmington; Appomattox. General Bragg and General Nathan Forrest were continually at odds which ultimately resulted in a temper fit by Forrest.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Civil War Times Illustrated April 1963 and June 1964.



General Leonidas Polk

General PolkLeonidas Polk was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on 10 April 1806. As a young man he attended the US Military Academy of West Point. During the War Between the States he served under General Johnston. Battles: Shiloh, Corinth, Chickamauga, Atlanta. Killed by a cannon ball on 14 June 1864.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Confederate Veteran, May/June 2005.



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