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9 April 1862: “The news today from Ten. is not so favorable. Gen’l Beauregard telegraphs that he had fallen back from the river to his original position at Corinth…”

Item description: Entry, dated 9 April 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1862). Bragg resigned his cabinet position on 18 March 1862 to return to his home in North Carolina. Bragg … Continue reading

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6 January 1862: “Smuggling was spoken [of] and Mr. Memminger said the Gov’t winked at it because of our necessities…”

Item description: Entry, 6 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863), written in Richmond, Va. [Transcription available below images.] Item citation: From the Thomas Bragg Papers, 3304-z, Southern Historical Collection, … Continue reading

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3 January 1862: “Upon the whole it will be almost certain that they will involve themselves in a war with England before the winter is over.”

Item description: Entry, 3 January 1862, from the diary of Thomas Bragg (Attorney General of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1863) written while Bragg was in Richmond, Va. This entry comments on the Trent Affair and foreign relations and relates … Continue reading

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