Augustus Baldwin Longstreet


Brigadier General
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Apr 11, 2016
NE Georgia - SC
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet

September 22, 1790

Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia

Father: William Augustus Longstreet 1759 – 1814
(Buried: Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Augusta, Georgia)​

Mother: Hannah Fitz Randolph 1765 – 1837
(Buried: Summerville Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​

Wife: Frances Eliza Parke 1799 – 1869
(Buried: Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi)​


Frances Eliza Longstreet Branham 1824 – 1899​
(Buried: Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi)​
Virginia Lafayette Longstreet Lamar 1826 – 1884​
(Buried: Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi)​


1813: Graduated from Yale University​
Studied law at Litchfield, Connecticut​


Attorney in Greensboro, Georgia​
1821: Georgia State Representative​
Judge of Ocmulgee District Court​
Attorney in Augusta, Georgia​
Owner and Editor of Chronicle Newspaper​
Methodist Minister in Augusta, Georgia​
1839 – 1848: President of Emory College​
President of Centenary College​
1849 – 1856: President of University of Mississippi​
1858 – 1861: President of South Carolina College​
President of University of Mississippi​
Preacher of Doctrine of Secession and Defended Slavery
Associate of John C. Calhoun​
Mentor of Nephew Lt. General James Longstreet​

Civil War Service:

1861 – 1865: Chaplin of Georgia State Militia​

Died: July 9, 1870

Place of Death: Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi

Age at Death: 79 years old

Burial Place: Oxford Memorial Cemetery, Oxford, Mississippi
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