While Eleanor's Away, Some Longstreet Each Day


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Eleanor got back home last night, but she always enjoys a little General Longstreet information. Thanks for bringing this thread back up @GELongstreet. I'll certainly enjoy adding to it and reading the additions of others.

Oh and hello @nitrofd and @Jimklag. I missed you both!
Howdy, Scarlett! Glad you're back.
 
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Eleanor got back home last night, but she always enjoys a little General Longstreet information. Thanks for bringing this thread back up @GELongstreet. I'll certainly enjoy adding to it and reading the additions of others.

Oh and hello @nitrofd and @Jimklag. I missed you both!
Hello my dear Southern Belle,welcome back.
 
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As Wirt wrote, Longstreet`s groomsmen in 1848 were Joseph Seldon/Selden and E. Johnson. Seldon and Longstreet were in the same regiment and all three were in the same brigade in Mexico and many of the same battles; distinguishing themselves together at Chapultepec. Seldon apparently became a Confederate Lt. Colonel in the Adjutant and Inspector-General's Office in Richmond with me finding very little information about him. Edward Johnson became a Confederate Major General, commanding a divsion under Ewell and later under S.D. Lee in the west (being captured twice).
 
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The St. Louis County Council has agreed unanimously to sell half of Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The county will sell 38 acres of the 72-acre park to the federal government, which will use it to expand Jefferson Barracks through 2048.

The cemetery’s history includes the burials of both Union and Confederate soldiers and graves that even predate the Civil War. Jefferson Barracks is the oldest operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. Among the presidents who served there were Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The generals who have been stationed there are a who’s who of the most well-known generals in American history including William Tecumseh Sherman, Robert E. Lee and my personal favorite, James Longstreet.
 
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The St. Louis County Council has agreed unanimously to sell half of Sylvan Springs Park to the federal government to expand Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. The county will sell 38 acres of the 72-acre park to the federal government, which will use it to expand Jefferson Barracks through 2048.

The cemetery’s history includes the burials of both Union and Confederate soldiers and graves that even predate the Civil War. Jefferson Barracks is the oldest operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. Among the presidents who served there were Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The generals who have been stationed there are a who’s who of the most well-known generals in American history including William Tecumseh Sherman, Robert E. Lee and my personal favorite, James Longstreet.
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... The cemetery’s history includes the burials of both Union and Confederate soldiers and graves that even predate the Civil War. Jefferson Barracks is the oldest operating military installation west of the Mississippi River. Among the presidents who served there were Zachary Taylor, Ulysses S. Grant and Dwight D. Eisenhower. The generals who have been stationed there are a who’s who of the most well-known generals in American history including William Tecumseh Sherman, Robert E. Lee and my personal favorite, James Longstreet.
Here's a link to a thread I created about Jefferson Barracks Park and reenactments held there:
https://www.civilwartalk.com/thread...-barracks-missouri-september-3-4-1977.138206/

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While General Lee was responsible for the overall retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia, Lieutenant General Longstreet was tasked with getting his corps in motion and to the Potomac River crossings in a timely fashion. Longstreet’s men reportedly covered forty-five miles, from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to Hagerstown, Maryland, in thirty-six hours. This is an average of approximately one and one-quarter to one and one-half miles per hour. This was a remarkable feat of marching for an army that had just been defeated on the field of battle and was marching in some of the worst weather imaginable.

So much for saying our guy was slow! :giggle: Am I right @GELongstreet?
 
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"If any man or woman doubts or calls in question the record of James Longstreet as a soldier, let him or her ask the veteran Southern soldier who followed him...what they think of him, and with one voice they will say...we trusted him; Lee trusted him; the army trusted him."
- The Chronicle, Houston TX, 1904

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"It was a strange chance, born of the shifting movements of the years, to see Longstreet... riding along the union position side by side with his former foes, his horse's feet tramping the very ground he had tried in vain to win... Longstreet rose in his saddle when the party reached the Bloody Angle and gazed long and earnestly over the wall... He said "The face of the country has changed somewhat in detail, but I recognize the topography clearly. The mental picture given me by my view from over there on Seminary Ridge is as clear as is my impression here to-day. As I stand here I can almost see our boys in gray bursting out of that fringe of woods where they formed for that fatal charge..."

From Return of the Vanquished: Longstreet at Gettysburg and the Reunion of 1888 by William Michels
 

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