Letter: Colonel Braxton Bragg to Elisa Ellis Bragg

Letter: Colonel Braxton Bragg to Elisa Ellis Bragg

ByJustin McKinneyJuly 20, 2020

Little Rock, Ark., 19th Dec., ’49. My dear, dear wife: I can hardly express to you the happiness I feel at being again on dry land and able to address you. And yet it will appear strange that I can be happy when away from my Elisa, my wife. Well, my dear wife, I am not as happy as I…

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