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    Interview: Longstreet says "It was lack of statesmanship that beat us..."

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this, the closing section of the interview, General Longstreet continues his response to the question: "Do you think, General Longstreet...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Jeff Davis "could not brook criticism of his views nor his favorites"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this, the closing section of the interview, General Longstreet continues his response to the question: "Do you think, General Longstreet...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Hooker Mansfield & Richardson were the aggressive Union Genls at Antietam

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet explains why the shots that eliminated Hooker, Mansfield, and Richardson were significant...
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    Interview: Longstreet says McClellan's lost opportunity was the "most disastrous failure of the war"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet continues his assessment in response to the question, ""What estimate do you place upon...
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    Interview: Longstreet says McClellan was "timid and vacillating and totally lacking in vigor"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet says that that McClellan was always planning "of the necessities in case of defeat." To some...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Lee had a "dangerous confidence"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet says that General Lee did not usually underestimate his opponent, but may have tended to...
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    Interview: Longstreet on his post-Gettysburg Relationship with Lee

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet discusses his relationship with Lee after Gettysburg. "What were your relations General Lee...
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    Interview: Longstreet on Gettysburg Controversies

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet discusses controversies after Gettysburg. ...The general then proceeded to discuss some of...
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    Interview: Longstreet on Meade's Lost Opportunity after Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet contends that General Meade missed an opportunity after Gettysburg. "Do you think, general...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Lee's pugnacity got the better of strategy at Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet suggests that General Lee's pugnacity got the better of his strategy at Gettysburg. "It was...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander at Gettysburg

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet contends that General Lee displayed his greatest weakness as a tactical commander at...
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    Interview: Longstreet on Lee's poorest generalship

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet opines on the occasion of Lee's poorest generalship. .....and then asked him in which of...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Second Manassas was Lee's Best Battle

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet's opines on Lee's best tactical battle. "General Longstreet, which do you consider General...
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    Interview: Longstreet on Lee's Military Attributes

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions on a number of topics. This part of the interview records General Longstreet's analysis of Lee's military attributes. In answer to a question as to what were General...
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    Interview: Longstreet says John Bell Hood "was a splendid fighting soldier without guile"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. This part of the interview is General Longstreet's remarks on John Bell Hood. "General Hood was an officer of moderate talents...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Beauregard never had the full confidence of Jeff Davis

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. Here is what General Longstreet had to say about P.G.T. Beauregard. "The same may be said of Beauregard, a brave, mettlesome...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Davis was a "menace" who impaired Johnston's efforts and effectiveness

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. This part of the interview is Longstreet on Joe Johnston. "I have great curiosity, general, to hear your military judgement on...
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    Interview: Longstreet on Pickett, Sheridan, Five Forks and the Timing of the Surrender

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. In this part of the interview, General Longstreet opines on George Pickett; laments insufficient troops at Five Forks...
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    Interview: Longstreet says Early "was a marplot"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. Here, General Longstreet extols Ewell and disparages Jubal Early. "Ewell was greatly [A.P.] Hill's superior in every respect; a...
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    Interview: Longstreet says A P Hill was a "Curled Darling"

    On the occasion of Longstreet's visit to Antietam in 1893, a correspondent of the Washington Post recorded the General's opinions and criticisms on a number of topics. Here is what General Longstreet had to say about Ambrose Powell Hill. "Did Generals Early, Ewell or A. P. Hill size up anywhere...
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