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General James Longstreet

The Confederacy"s Most Controversial Soldier

by Jeffry D. Wert

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Published by Simon & Schuster .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Civil war,
  • History,
  • Generals,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • United States,
  • USA,
  • Historical - U.S.,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Confederate States of America,
  • Biography,
  • Longstreet, James

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages528
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7667721M
    ISBN 100671892878
    ISBN 109780671892876

    james longstreet in the military service of the united states to , brigadier general confederate states army june, promoted major general may , promoted lieutenant general september commanding first corps army of northern virginia to april 9 Burial: Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, . James Longstreet was born on January 8, in the Edgefield District in South Carolina, to Mary Ann Dent (cousin of President U. S. Grant's wife), and James Longstreet. Book Summaries Samples Database.

    The most overt conflict in The Killer Angels, aside from the battle itself, is the argument between Lee and Longstreet over whether to use offensive or defensive tactics. Longstreet has come to understand the modern nature of warfare: he realizes that new technology, such as long-range artillery and repeating, breech-loading rifles, means the old strategies of war can no longer . Mr. Wert discussed his book [General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier], published by Simon and Schuster. He reviewed the .

    This on-line edition of Lieutenant-General James Longstreet's memoirs is based directly on the second edition published by Lippincott, Philadelphia. General Longstreet, who began the American Civil War in New Mexico, served with great distinction throughout the .   Description: This is the first book-length, critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. The author argues that Longstreet's record has been discredited unfairly, beginning with character assassination by his contemporaries after the war and, persistently, by historians in the decades since.


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General James Longstreet by Jeffry D. Wert Download PDF EPUB FB2

John Eisenhower The New York Times Book Review For those who cut their teeth on such historians as Douglas Southall Freeman and Bruce Catton, General James Longstreet provides insights and viewpoints well worth the time and effort to read it.

Stephen B. Oates author of Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths A brilliant, provocative, riveting life, so much so Cited by: 7.

John Eisenhower The New York Times Book Review For those who cut their teeth on such historians as Douglas Southall Freeman and Bruce Catton, General James Longstreet provides insights and viewpoints well worth the time and effort to read it.

Stephen B. Oates author of Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths A brilliant, provocative, riveting life, so much so /5(96). General James Longstreet I actually knew very little about as history is not always kind to the survivors. General James Longstreet was without a doubt one of the most capable Corp Commanders who has ever served in any Army and after reading this book I think you will agree.4/5.

This book is an unbiased ascertainment of the performance of General James Longstreet during the Civil War. The author provides generous detail into the events and life experiences that shaped this man.

This book provides significant references to Cited by: 7. James Longstreet was a U.S. Army officer, government official and most famously a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War (). One of Robert E. Lee’s most trusted. James Longstreet has 31 books on Goodreads with ratings.

James Longstreet’s most popular book is From Manassas To Appomattox. New book re-assesses James Longstreet at Gettysburg Scott Mingus, YorkDailyRecord Published p.m. ET May 1, I have visited Gainesville, Georgia, on and off for 30 years during my business Author: Scott Mingus. General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox.

Yet, he was largely held Released on: Decem   An invaluable firsthand account of life during the Civil War, From Manassas to Appomattox not only illuminates the life and ambitions of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, but it also offers an in-depth view of army operations within the Confederacy.

An introduction and notes by prominent historian James I. Robertson Jr. and a new foreword by /5(34). Includes: • Charles River Editors’ original biography of Longstreet • Longstreet’s From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America • Longstreet’s official records from the Civil War One of the most important, and controversial, Confederate generals during the Civil War was Lieutenant General James Longstreet, the man Robert E.

Lee called his “old Brand: Charles River Editors. Original publish date: J Any student of history knows that Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War. Up until pm on July 3rdwhen General James Longstreet ordered General George Pickett out of the woods along Seminary Ridge, the South still had a chance.

Pickett's charge would fail miserably. About the Book. General James Longstreet was Lee's senior lieutenant in the Army of Northern Virginia and the general whose conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg remains a topic of heated debate more than years later. Longstreet first saw action in the Mexican by: 7.

Longstreet, a native of Georgia, had transplanted himself to Alabama in order to obtain an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point in the class of Judith Lee Hallock.

General James Longstreet in the West: A Monumental Failure (Civil War Campaigns and Commanders Series) (Kindle Locations ).

State House Press. General Lee often called James Longstreet his Old War Horse so the reader can get the story straight from the hoses's mouth.

Before reading this I had assumed that Jubal Early and others who attacked Longstreet after the war decided he would be a good scapegoat for their and Lee's failures due to his not being from Virginia and because he became a Republican Cited by:   Once General Robert E. Lee’s right-hand man, General Longstreet would become known as ‘the Judas of the Lost Cause.’ Gil Troy Updated Dec.

29, AM ET / Published Nov. 04, AM ET. The first recorded claim of Longstreet as Grant’s best man dates back to a book entitled Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, written posthumously by Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, a Brigadier General who was on Longstreet’s staff for most of the Civil War.

General James Longstreet was Lee's senior lieutenant in the Army of Northern Virginia and the general whose conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg remains a topic of heated debate more than years later. Longstreet first saw action in the Mexican War. He joined the Confederacy soon after the Civil War began and fought in nearly every campaign of Lee's army as well as in a 4/5(2).

Buy General James Longstreet Touchstone ed by Wert, Jeffrey D. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(77). James Longstreet, (born January 8,Edgefield district, South Carolina, U.S.—died January 2,Gainesville, Georgia), Confederate officer during the American Civil War.A graduate of the U.S.

Military Academy at West Point, New York (), he resigned from the U.S. Army when his native state seceded from the Union (December ); he was made a brigadier general in.

Character Analysis James Longstreet A moody man with strong opinions and deep emotions, Longstreet's three children died the previous winter, all in one week, and he is tormented by enormous grief. He is pained for his wife, who also suffers much grief and to whom he has been unable to offer any emotional support.

Longstreet at Gettysburg is Longstreet's account of the Pennsylvania campaign and the ultimate battle at Gettysburg in his memoirs, From Manassas to Appomattox. This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents, an original introduction, and images of the general .After the death of “Stonewall” Jackson, Longstreet becomes Lee’s second in command.

A stubborn man, depressed because of the recent death of his children, Longstreet enters the Battle of Gettysburg with high hopes of success, provided that Lee swings the Confederate army to the southeast and comes between the Union army and Washington, D.C.

Longstreet knows that. ‎One of the most important, and controversial, Confederate generals during the Civil War was Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee’s “old warhorse.” Longstreet was Lee’s principal subordinate for most of the war, ably managing a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia.

Longstreet was inst 4/5(1).