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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:33 AM

Trump defending the name of Fort Bragg

named after Braxton Bragg , perhaps the WORST General of the Civil War-seems fitting:

"Bragg is generally considered among the worst generals of the Civil War. Most of the battles in which he engaged ended in defeat. Bragg was extremely unpopular with both the men and the officers of his command, who criticized him for numerous perceived faults, including poor battlefield strategy, a quick temper, and overzealous discipline. Bragg has a generally poor reputation with historians, though some point towards the failures of Bragg's subordinates, especially Leonidas Polk—a close ally of Jefferson Davis and known enemy of Bragg—as more significant factors in the many Confederate defeats at Bragg's command. The losses which Bragg suffered are cited as principal factors in the ultimate defeat of the Confederacy."

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Pantagruel Jul 1 OP
sandensea Jul 1 #1
Pantagruel Jul 1 #2
sandensea Jul 1 #7
comradebillyboy Jul 1 #3
RockRaven Jul 1 #4
GulfCoast66 Jul 1 #5
Brother Buzz Jul 1 #6

Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:36 AM

1. But Cheeto likes the sound of the name.

It's almost certainly the only thing he knows about that summabitch.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:41 AM

2. Bragg was a real piece of work!!

"Bragg had a reputation for being a strict disciplinarian and one who adhered to regulations literally. There is a famous, apocryphal story, included in Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs, about Bragg as a company commander at a frontier post where he also served as quartermaster. He submitted a requisition for supplies for his company, then as quartermaster declined to fill it. As company commander, he resubmitted the requisition, giving additional reasons for his requirements, but as the quartermaster he denied the request again. Realizing that he was at a personal impasse, he referred the matter to the post commandant, who exclaimed, "My God, Mr. Bragg, you have quarreled with every officer in the army, and now you are quarreling with yourself!" It is alleged that some of his troops attempted to assassinate him on two occasions in August and September 1847, but he was not injured either time. In the more serious of the two incidents, one of his soldiers exploded a 12-pound artillery shell underneath his cot. Although the cot was destroyed, somehow Bragg himself emerged without a scratch.[7] Bragg had suspicions about the identity of the perpetrator, but had insufficient evidence to bring charges. Later, an Army deserter named Samuel R. Church claimed credit for the attack.[8]"

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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 02:15 AM

7. Thanks for the background. A real comedian, I see.

If he were around today, he'd be a good fit for Cheeto regime.

A megalomaniac, and nuttier than a fruitcake (probably a crook too).

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:52 AM

3. Bragg was remarkable for his incompetence and his

inability to work with others. One can see why Trump might admire him.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 12:57 AM

4. Of course the Dotard loves an incompetent loser...

He is a narcissist, after all.

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Response to Pantagruel (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:46 AM

5. Worst general ever!

Thank god the South never trusted Patrick Cleburn enough to make him a major General. He was Real good. As a general I mean of course. Way better than Lee.

If I remember right he learned his trade in the British army, but I’m too tired to look it up. DU will correct me if wrong.

But he was from Ireland and was not a huge fan of slavery. But of course, enough of one to fight for the confederacy.

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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:54 AM

6. In other news: Fort Bragg, California, to consider name change

California city of Fort Bragg to consider name change

22 June 2020

FORT BRAGG, Calif. —
A rugged Northern California coastal city named for a Confederate general may ask voters to change its name as people protesting racial inequality and police brutality tear down monuments honoring former Confederate leaders.

The city of Fort Bragg in Mendocino County is named for Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, who is accused of keeping more than 100 slaves. The city council is debating Monday whether to put the renaming issue to voters through a ballot measure in November.

Fort Bragg was founded in 1857 before the U.S. Civil War by Lt. Horatio G. Gibson, who established a military post to keep control of the Mendocino Indian Reservation. He named it for Bragg, who was his former commanding officer.

The issue of renaming the city of 7,000 people, a popular tourist destination and former lumber town about 165 miles north of San Francisco, cropped up five years ago after a white supremacist killed nine Black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. City leaders declined to do so at the time.

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https://www.kcra.com/article/california-city-of-fort-bragg-to-consider-name-change/32938458

Note: Fort Bragg was named after Union Colonel, Braxton Bragg, and there was a move to rename Fort Bragg during the Civil War, but it was quietly dropped when the Army abandoned the outpost in 1864.

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