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People/Characters: James Longstreet

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"I have been a soldier all my life": Gen. James Longstreet, CSA (Civil War commander series) by Carol Reardon
1862 by Robert Conroy
American Civil War by Winston S. Churchill
American Heritage Battle Maps of the Civil War by Richard O'Shea
April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik
The Army of Robert E. Lee by Philip Katcher
Battle at Bull Run: A History of the First Major Campaign of the Civil War by William C. Davis
The Battle of Gettysburg by Frank Aretas Haskell
The Battle of Gettysburg: A Comprehensive Narrative by Jesse Bowman Young
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea
Battlefields of the Civil War: The Battles that Shaped America by Peter Cozzens
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 3: Retreat from Gettysburg by Robert Underwood Johnson
Behind the Scenes: or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley
The Bloodiest Day: The Battle of Antietam by Ronald H. Bailey
The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky
Book of honor : Lt. General James Longstreet Equestrian Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park : dedicated July 3, by North Carolina Division ...
Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at the Battle of Gettysburg by Bradley M. Gottfried
The Campaign of Gettysburg: Command Decisions by William D. Hewitt
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg by Abner Doubleday
Chattanooga: A Death Grip on the Confederacy by James L. McDonough
Chickamauga : Bloody Battle in the West by Glenn Tucker
Chickamauga and Chattanooga: The Battles That Doomed the Confederacy by John Bowers
Civil War Commanders by T. J. Stiles
Civil War Journal: The Leaders (v. 1) by William C. Davis
The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 3: Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
The Civil War: An Illustrated History by Geoffrey C. Ward
The Coastal War: Chesapeake Bay to Rio Grande by Peter M. Chaitin
The Confederate Nation 1861-1865 by Emory M. ThomasConfederate
Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing
Doctor Who and the Rebel's Gamble by William H. KeithGeneral
The Fight for Chattanooga: Chickamauga to Missionary Ridge by Jerry Korn
Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander by Edward Porter Alexander
First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis
Forward to Richmond: McClellan's Peninsular Campaign by Ronald H. Bailey
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville: The Dare Mark Campaign by Daniel E. Sutherland
From Manssas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America by James Longstreet
General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier by Jeffry D. Wert
General James Longstreet: the Confederacy's Most Modern General by LTC Harold M. Knudsen
General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse by Joseph Glatthaar
The Generals of Gettysburg: The Leaders of America's Greatest Battle by Larry Tagg
Generals South, Generals North: The Commanders of the Civil War Reconsidered by Alan Axelrod
Gettysburg by Stephen W. Sears
Gettysburg by Frank Aretas Haskell
The Gettysburg Campaign : A Study in Command by Edwin B. Coddington
The Gettysburg Nobody Knows (Gettysburg Lectures) by Gabor S. Boritt
Gettysburg--The First Day by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg--The Second Day by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas by Craig L. Symonds
Gettysburg: Culp's Hill and Cemetery Hill by Harry W. Pfanz
Gettysburg: The Confederate High Tide by Champ Clark
Gettysburg: The Graphic Novel by C. M. Butzer
The Gleam of Bayonets : The Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign of 1862 by James V. Murfin
Glory Road by Bruce Catton
God and General Longstreet: The Lost Cause and the Southern Mind by Thomas Lawrence Connelly
Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara
Gone for Soldiers by Jeff Shaara Lieutenant
Great Civil War Heroes and Their Battles by Walton Rawls
The Greatest Brigade: How the Irish Brigade Cleared the Way to Victory in the American Civil War by Thomas J. Craughwell
The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove
Hallowed Ground: A Walk at Gettysburg by James M. McPherson
High Tide at Gettysburg: The Campaign in Pennsylvania by Glenn Tucker
How Few Remain by Harry Turtledove
The Iron Brigade: A Military History by Alan T. Nolan
It's About Time. The Sculpting of the General James Longstreet Memorial by Gary Casteel
James Longstreet - Before Manassas and After Appomattox by Gordon Sawyer
James Longstreet: Lee's War Horse by H. J. Eckenrode
James Longstreet: The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy by Richard L. Di Nardo
Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West by Steven E. Woodworth
The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
The Killing Ground: Wilderness to Cold Harbor by Gregory Jaynes
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears
The Last Full Measure by Jack Campbell
The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara
Lee and His Generals in War and Memory by Gary W. Gallagher
Lee and Longstreet at Gettysburg by Glenn Tucker
Lee and Longstreet at High Tide by Helen D. Longstreet
Lee Takes Command: From Seven Days to Second Bull Run by John L. Papanek
Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command by Douglas Southall Freeman
Lee's Maverick General: Daniel Harvey Hill by Hal Bridges
Lee's Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and His Place in Southern History by William Garrett Piston
Longstreet's Assault - Pickett's Charge: The Lost Record of Pickett's Wounded by Donald J. Frey
May I Quote You, General Lee? by Randall Bedwell
May I Quote You, General Longstreet: Observations and Utterances of the South's Great Generals (May I Quote You--?,) by Randall J. Bedwell
Measure of a Hero by Blaine Lee Pardoe
Mercenaries Supplemental by Fanpro
The Most Glorious Fourth: Vicksburg and Gettysburg, July 4, 1863 by Duane P. Schultz
The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History by Gary W. Gallagher
The Nation Reunited: War's Aftermath by Richard W. Murphy
Pickett's Charge by George Stewart
Pickett's Charge in History and Memory by Carol Reardon
Pickett's Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg by Earl J. Hess
Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign by Kent Masterson Brown
Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas by John J. Hennessy
Roads from Gettysburg by John W. Schildt
The Second Day at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership by Gary W. Gallagher
The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga by Peter Cozzens
The Siege of Suffolk: The Forgotten Campaign April 11-May 4, 1863 (Virginia Civil War Battles and Leaders Series) by Steven A. Cormier
Spies, Scouts, and Raiders: Irregular Operations by William C. Davis
Stars in Their Courses : The Gettysburg Campaign, June-July 1863 by Shelby Foote
Stealing the General by Russell S. Bonds
Stonewall Jackson as Military Commander by John Selby
Tactics of Duty by William H. Keith
Their Tattered Flags by Frank E. Vandiver
They Met at Gettysburg (Stackpole) by Edward J. Stackpole
The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond by Gary W. Gallagher
This terrible sound: the battle of Chickamauga by Peter Cozzens
Three Days at Gettysburg: Essays on Confederate and Union Leadership by Gary W. Gallagher
Three Months in the Southern States by Arthur James Lyon Fremantle
To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign by Stephen W. Sears
The Triangle Histories of the Civil War: Leaders - James Longstreet by Melanie LeTourneau

Character description

James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

He enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the U.S. Government as a diplomat, civil servant, and administrator. However, his conversion to the Republican Party and his cooperation with his old friend, President Ulysses S. Grant, as well as critical comments he wrote in his memoirs about General Lee's wartime performance, made him anathema to many of his former Confederate colleagues. Authors of the Lost Cause movement focused on Longstreet's actions at Gettysburg as a primary reason for the Confederacy's loss of the war. His reputation in the South was damaged for over a century and has only recently begun a slow reassessment.

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