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Mark-

  I had never heard that story before, but it wouldn't surprise me if it was true. Life in the Army in isolated posts between the years of the Mexican War and the Civil War could no doubt have been tedious and unsatisfying. If the story is true, perhaps Captain Bragg was simply bored with his existence.

  Many officers who would become prominent in the Civil War left the Army during these years between the wars, only to return later and claim their places in history.

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