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Encyclopedia > Bragg, Texas

Bragg, Texas is a ghost town that once flourished in the early 1900’s in the Big Thicket forest area in southeast Texas. Sometimes referred to as “Bragg Station”, this small community lies ten miles west of Kountze, Texas in Hardin County.

Named after the Confederate general Braxton Bragg, this town was built around an important railroad junction installed by the Santa Fe Railroad system in 1902. The railroad line transported lumber and other supplies servicing the oil industry near Beaumont, Texas.

Several years later, the local industry would begin to shift its shipping lanes and abandon the railroad. The local post office that had served the railroad and oil men was closed in 1914. In addition to the relocation of oilfield workers into other communities, the rail line extending from Bragg Station south to the small community of Saratoga was dismantled in 1934.

Today, all that remains of Bragg Station is a small agricultural community and more remarkably, a locally famous dirt road. The Ghost Road leading south to Saratoga is the center of a local legend of a ghost light. The Light of Saratoga has been witnessed by multitudes of people along the dirt path which has now been designated a scenic drive county park.

A street corner in the ghost town of Bodie, California. ... The Big Thicket is the name of a heavily forested area in Southeast Texas. ... ... Kountze is a city located in Hardin County, Texas. ... Hardin County is the name of several counties in the United States of America: Hardin County, Illinois Hardin County, Iowa Hardin County, Kentucky Hardin County, Ohio Hardin County, Tennessee Hardin County, Texas This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861 Richmond, Virginia May 29, 1861–April 9, 1865 Largest... Braxton Bragg Braxton Bragg (March 22, 1817 – September 27, 1876) was a career U.S. Army officer and a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Oil is a generic term for organic liquids that are not miscible with water. ... Flag of Beaumont, Texas Beaumont is a city and county seat of Jefferson County in U.S. state of Texas within the Beaumont—Port Arthur metropolitan area. ... 1914 (MCMXIV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the Doctor Who serial, see Ghost Light A ghost light is any one of many unusual visual phenomena that appear in specific areas around the world. ... The Light of Saratoga is a legend located in the Big Thicket of Southeast Texas. ...


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Braxton Bragg (789 words)
Bragg resigned from the United States Army in 1856 and established a successful plantation in Louisiana.
Bragg commanded a corps at Shiloh (April, 1862) where the forces led by Ulysses S. Grant suffered heavy losses until the arrival of General Don Carlos Buell and reinforcements.
Bragg was considered to have fought badly at Chickamuga (September, 1863) and was replaced by Joseph E. Johnston.
Braxton Bragg (1817-1876) (1126 words)
Bragg was born in Warrenton, North Carolina, the brother of future Confederate Attorney General Thomas Bragg and the future brother-in-law of Union general Don Carlos Buell.
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.
Bragg met Buell's army at Perryville on October 8 and won a tactical victory against him, but he withdrew his army back to Knoxville, representing a strategic failure for his invasion of Kentucky.
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