* OFFICIAL *
Regtl. Staff Chickamauga 2018
- Mar 15, 2013
MRS. LONGSTREET TELLS WHY SHE MARRIED THE GENERAL
From the Atlanta Constitution, September 9, 1897
No social event has in recent years attracted such attention as the marriage of General Longstreet and Miss Dortch. The New York newspapers, realizing the interest felt by their readers in this union of the grand old soldier and the very attractive young lady who has become his bride, have developed a lively rivalry over the publication of news related to the marriage itself, or to its principals. The Constitution used yesterday General Longstreet's telegram to the New York World, in which he told how he, an old man, felt upon the day of his marriage with a young bride. The New York Journal had in its Sunday issue and even more striking feature -- Mrs. Longstreet's explanation of why she, a young woman, married so old a man.
This letter of Mrs. Longstreet is characteristic of the brilliant writer and will certainly be read with interest by everybody in Georgia. It is as follows: