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James Longstreet 1901

Discussion in 'James Longstreet' started by lelliott19, Feb 21, 2017.

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    https://knoxville1863.com/2010/08/03/gen-james-longstreet/

    From the door-step I watched him slowly making his cautious way through throngs of lesser men (who gave no special heed to him), and as I thought of the days when his dread name was second only to Lee's in the fear and admiration of the North, I marveled at the change in twenty years. Now he was a deaf, hesitant old man, sorrowful of aspect, poor, dim-eyed, neglected, and alone. "Swift are the changes of life, and especially of American life," I made note. "Most people think of Longstreet as a dead man, yet there he walks, the gray ghost of the Confederacy, silent, alone."
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    Hamlin Garland, A Daughter of the Middle Border, pub 1921.
    https://archive.org/stream/daughtersmidd00garlrich#page/58/mode/2up/search/Longstreet ~ page 59
     
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    It's worth noting that the author Hamlin Garland was one of this country's most revered poets.
     
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    Weren't the Garlands somehow related to Longstreet?
     
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    Happens to the best of us. Just sayin'.
     
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    That still gives me chills to read :smile:
     
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    It would be heartbreaking, but thank God it was not true. Thanks to a wonderful, strong, loving woman, his second wife Helen Dortch Longstreet.

    Yes. The first Mrs. Longstreet was a Garland.
     
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    Have you ever seen the movie "Wild Wild West" starring Will Smith? I've often wondered if they had "Old War Horse" in mind when they made up the character "General Bloodbath Mcgrath

    General Bloodbath Mcgrath.jpg

    With all due respect :smile:
     
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    Yeah, brother. At least I have modern hearing aids!
     
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    How was Atlanta. I'm very envious. What did you learn that you didn't know?
     
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    I wasn't able to go either. Hopefully I can get the cliff notes from someone who did.
     
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    :frown:
     
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