Portrait of Braxton Bragg

On June 17, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg (pictured here) issued General Orders, No. 76, announcing that he had assumed command of the Army of the Mississippi while General P. G. T. Beauregard was away on sick leave. [Wikimedia Commons]

General Orders, No. 76 (Headquarters Western Department, CSA)

June 17, 1862

On June 17, 1862, Confederate General Braxton Bragg issued General Orders, No. 76, announcing that he had assumed command of the Army of the Mississippi while General P. G. T. Beauregard was away on sick leave.

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GENERAL ORDERS, No. 76.

HEADQUARTERS WESTERN DEPARTMENT,
Tupelo, Miss., June 17, 1862.

During the absence from the department of General Beauregard the undersigned assumes chief command of the forces of the department.

BRAXTON BRAGG,
General, C. S. Army.

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  • Article Title General Orders, No. 76 (Headquarters Western Department, CSA)
  • Coverage June 17, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords Braxton Bragg, Army of the Mississippi, General P. G. T. Beauregard
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 1, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 11, 2021
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