Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate Struggle for Command Was Lt. Gen. James Longstreet a lackluster, indecisive leader or a victim of political circumstances? Though traditionally saddled with much of the blame for the Confederate loss at Gettysburg, Longstreet was actually a capable, resourceful, and brave commander, argues historian Alexander Mendoza. Confederate Struggle for Command offers a comprehensive analysis of Longstreet's leadership during his seven-month assignment in the Tennessee theater of operations.
The reputation of Confederate General James Longstreet--second-in-command to and intimate friend of Robert E. Lee--has undergone dramatic swings over the course of history. Revered by his men and respected by his fellow officers during the Ameri