Pam & Alan - Thank you both for the information and anything further you might could teach me would be sincerely appreciated.
I have a hunch that Bragg met Gonzalez in Pensacola and detached him from his regiment and that he spent the bulk of the war on special assignment(s) for/with Bragg, including his last one in West Point. Any further personal or service info would be most interesting. Thanks again for your help. - Joe