Thomas Bragg, 2nd Attorney General of the Confederate States (1810 - 1872)

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Birthplace: Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
Occupation: Governor of North Carolina, U.S. Senator, and Confederate States Attorney General
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About Thomas Bragg, 2nd Attorney General of the Confederate States

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Thomas Bragg (November 9, 1810 – January 21, 1872) was a North Carolina politician and lawyer. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Cabinet. He was the older brother of general Braxton Bragg. They were direct descendants of Thomas Bragg (1579–1665) who was born in England and settled in the Virginia Colony.

His brother was Confederate General Braxton Bragg.

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Bragg attended Warrenton Academy and later graduated from Captain Partridge’s American Literary, Scientific & Military Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice out of Jackson, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly 1842 to 1843 and became prosecuting attorney for Northampton County. He successfully ran for Governor of North Carolina and served from 1855 to 1859. He then took a seat in the United States Senate, serving from 1859 until the start of the Civil War in 1861. He served as chairman of the Committee on Claims in the thirty-sixth congress. He was expelled for siding with the Confederacy. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Bragg Attorney General of the Confederate States and served from 1861 until his resignation in 1862. He continued to practice law until his death in 1872. He was interred in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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North Carolina Lawyer

-------------------- Thomas Bragg (November 9, 1810 – January 21, 1872) was a North Carolina politician and lawyer. During the Civil War, he served in the Confederate States Cabinet. He was the older brother of General Braxton Bragg.

Born in Warrenton, North Carolina, Bragg attended Warrenton Academy and later graduated from Captain Partridge’s American Literary, Scientific & Military Academy. He was admitted to the bar in 1833 and commenced practice out of Jackson, North Carolina. He was a member of the North Carolina General Assembly 1842 to 1843 and became prosecuting attorney for Northampton County. He successfully ran for Governor of North Carolina and served from 1855 to 1859. He then took a seat in the United States Senate, serving from 1859 until the start of the Civil War in 1861. He served as chairman of the Committee on Claims in the thirty-sixth congress. He was expelled for siding with the Confederacy. Confederate President Jefferson Davis appointed Bragg Attorney General of the Confederate States and served from 1861 until his resignation in 1862. He continued to practice law until his death in 1872. He was interned in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Thomas Bragg, Gov., U.S. Senator, Attorney General CSA's Timeline

1810
November 9, 1810
Warrenton, Warren, North Carolina, United States
1842
1842
Age 31
NC
1844
1844
Age 33
NC
1846
1846
Age 35
NC
1848
1848
Age 37
NC
1850
1850
Age 39
Jackson, Northampton Co., NC - listed as Thomas Bragg Jr., 39, Lawyer, born NC.
1872
January 21, 1872
Age 61
Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States
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Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, United States