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Born on January 8, 1821, in South Carolina, James Longstreet was one of the principal generals in the Confederate Army and served as second in command to Robert E. Lee. He was a corps commander in both the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee in the eastern theater as well as fighting alongside General Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee.
After the war, Longstreet`s reconciliation with General Grant and his adherence to the Republican Party made him an object of scorn in the South. In particular, many have argued that his poor performance at Gettysburg led ultimately to the South`s defeat in the war.
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Lee's Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and His Place in Southern History by William Garrett Piston.
In the South, one can find any number of bronze monuments to the Confederacy featuring heroic images of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J. E. B. Stu...
Gettysburg--The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz.
The second day's fighting at Gettysburg--the assault of the Army of Northern Virginia against the Army of the Potomac on 2 July 1863--was probably the...
General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier by Jeffry D. Wert.
This isn't the first biography to be written on Confederate General James Longstreet, but it's the best--and certainly the one that pays the most atte...
The Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863 by Duane P. Schultz.
July 4, 1863, was a glorious day for the Union cause. It saw the surrender of Vicksburg and the retreat of General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia aft...
A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days to Gettysburg by Jeffry D. Wert.
From the time Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862, until the Battle of Gettysburg thirteen months later, the C...