Illustration by Laura McNutt .
published Friday, August 9th, 2013
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Legend has it that Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg planned his military strategy before the Battle of Chickamauga while reclining in the shade of a large oak on the grounds of the Marsh House. Although there is no proof of that, town citizens referred to that tree as “The Bragg Oak” from the 1870s until it a storm brought the tree down in 1921, according to Mary Smitherman, Marsh House docent.

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