General James Longstreet
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.
Few figures from the American Civil War have generated more controversy than Confederate general James Longstreet. As the senior officer present at Pickett's Charge, he has been blamed by many, particularly in the South, for the decisive Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. Other scholars have cited his exemplary combat record during the Civil War and looked to rivals within the Confederate hierarchy or his post-war support for the Northern-based Republican Party as sources for the criticism leveled at him.
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This is a short work written by Jubal Early, an important general in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. After the war, Early wrote at length about the Lost Cause, and he scapegoated General James Longstreet by blaming him for the Confederate defeat at Getty
Originally published in 1909, these are the memoirs of W.A. McClendon during his time in the Civil War, serving under Generals "Stonewall" Jackson and James Longstreet in the Army of Northern Virginia.
*Includes pictures of each general, and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes an original introduction for each general. *Includes a bibliography for each general. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, and the m
*Weaves the lives and careers of all 4 generals into one entertaining and educational narrative. *Includes maps of important battles like Antietam and Gettysburg. *Includes pictures of the generals and important people, places, and events in their
Published in 1904 and written by the second wife of Confederate General James Longstreet, this is the history of the battle of Gettysburg.
Hess s account of the understudied Knoxville Campaign sheds new light on the generalship of James Longstreet and Ambrose Burnside, as well as such lesser players as Micah Jenkins and Orlando Poe. Both scholars and general readers should welcome it. The sc
"Recollections of War Times "is a dramatically improved edition of William A. "Gus" McClendon's memoir of his service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. It has long been recognized among the rarest books by any veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia. Keith Bohannon has conducted relentless research that uncovered a gratifying array of new information about McClendon, as well as new photographs.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" from James Longstreet. One of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War (1821-1904).
While many books and writings are available on the history of Lieutenant General James Longstreet of the Confederate States Army, nearly the entire body of this historiography marginalizes his accomplishments and is devoted to his falling from grace with the postwar Southern elites. This piece of historiography aims to look at Longstreet with twenty-first century objectivity, and completely abandons the Lost Cause linked hatred that many postwar Southern elites had for him and his post war politics.