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 File — Box: SC1850-1899.006, Folder: 4174.01

Scope and Contents

From the Collection: The collection contains one letter written in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, in 1853, from Braxton Bragg to his wife in Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He is apparently there as part of a courts martial and is writing from the courtroom during one of the trials. He complains that the Judge Advocate is "the slowest and most inefficient Judge Advocate I have ever had the misfortune to be bored by, and to render the case more annoying he is as lazy as he is slow." He also passes on a "sovreign (sic) remedy for chronic chills" for someone named Russ. He ends the letter by describing how he had called on the wife of a first lieutenant and had been asked to wait on the porch until she could "get ready." Upon learning that she only had one room to serve as parlor, dining room, bedroom, and nursery, Bragg tells his wife "This is her first experience, and when she is as well off as we are she will be able to appreciate it."


  • 1853 June 3


From the Collection: 0.01 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266