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  1. Tom Elmore

    Capture of General Longstreet at Gettysburg - July 2 or July 3?

    [Preface: Normally I rely more heavily on eyewitness accounts than post-war analysis, but this case is clearly an exception. Of course we know Longstreet was not captured during the battle, but evidently at the time it was widely believed within the Union army, as well as by the local...
  2. gentlemanrob

    ★★★ Longstreet, James

    James Longstreet Jr. James Longstreet was a U.S. Army soldier who graduated from the West Point Military Academy, and was a Veteran of the Mexican-American War. He resigned his U.S. commission in June of 1861 to join the Confederate Army, becoming one of the most prominent generals of the Civil...
  3. lelliott19

    Say What Saturday: James Longstreet Quote that Should be Famous But Isn't

    Recitals of such bravest deeds are perhaps usually confined to active battles, where by the touch of elbows and the sense of comradeship, and amid the inspiration of horse artillery and the rattle of musketry, and the cheers of comrades, soldiers are deeply moved to do and dare for country... I...
  4. lelliott19

    The Old Soldier's Memory: Longstreet's Power of Recall

    In the corridor of his hotel, the white-haired old man encountered United States District Attorney Henry S. Foote, whom he had not seen for more than thirty years. The last time they had met General Longstreet was in command of a division of the southern army at the battle of Chickamauga. Foote...
  5. lelliott19

    Day 2: McLaws on Failed Reconnaissance

    "But when Major Johnson [sic], who was conducting my division, came suddenly in view of Round Top, with the enemy's signal flags waving thereon, he appeared equally as astonished as I was. And, therefore, if General Lee was relying on his report, he was misinformed as to the true condition of...
  6. Southern Volunteer

    Hill v. Longstreet, who'd have won?

    I've been reading on A.P. Hill lately and in addition to seeing more of his problems with his commanding officers, was exposed to the fact that he at one became so incensed with Longstreet that he challenged him to a duel which was of course prevented from happening. Led me to wonder, assuming...
  7. Eleanor Rose

    General Longstreet's Comments at the 1888 Gettysburg Reunion

    In his own words: @lelliott19, @War Horse, @FarawayFriend, and @GELongstreet
  8. JPK Huson 1863

    " Longstreet's Charge " And Other Mysteries Left Us By July, 1863's Eyewitness Edwin Forbes

    ' Longstreet's Charge ', as documented by eye witness Edwin Forbes. We don't have Forbe's 'key', the numbered positions he used to write of the scene. Love to fill in so many questions from this eye witness document. What is Forbe's indicating by those numbers and why do era artists and writers...
  9. Old Snapping Turtle

    Better General: Longstreet or Jackson?

    I know there are many different opinions on these two, but the common belief is that Longstreet was the better defender and Jackson the attacker. But my question is,which was better all around?
  10. AUG

    Major Thomas J. Goree, Longstreet's Aide

    (Photo from the Newton Gresham Library, SHSU) Thomas Jewett "T.J." Goree was born in Marion, Perry County, Alabama on November 14, 1835 to Dr. Langston James and Sarah Williams (Kittrell) Goree. The eldest of five brothers and a sister, he was educated at Howard Colledge in Marion. In 1850...
  11. Eleanor Rose

    State of Virginia v. Longstreet

    Wood engraving of the Virginia Military Institute from the 1863 Register of the Officers and Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute. A lot of folks don't realize how much financial trouble General Longstreet suffered after the Civil War ended. He was unable to pay his son Garland's tuition...
  12. lelliott19

    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...
  13. lelliott19

    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...
  14. lelliott19

    Golden Thread Interview: Longstreet says the trouble with Jeff Davis was "his meddling with military affairs"

    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 opines on "the trouble with" Jefferson Davis. "Do you think, General...
  15. lelliott19

    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...
  16. lelliott19

    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...
  17. lelliott19

    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...
  18. lelliott19

    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...
  19. lelliott19

    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...
  20. cpfarr01

    Cory Pfarr - Author of New Book on Longstreet

    Hello. I’m Cory Pfarr, a long-time early American history enthusiast and author of the soon-to-be-realeased “Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment”. The book will be released in February 2019, but is available now for pre-order on mcfarlandpub.com, amazon.com, and bn.com. This is...
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