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The Resource General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography, Jeffry D. Wert

General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography, Jeffry D. Wert

Label
General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography
Title
General James Longstreet
Title remainder
the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography
Statement of responsibility
Jeffry D. Wert
Title variation
James Longstreet
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
General James Longstreet was Lee's senior lieutenant in the Army of Northern Virginia and the general whose conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg remains a topic of heated debate more than 130 years later. Longstreet first saw action in the Mexican War. He joined the Confederacy soon after the Civil War began and fought in nearly every campaign of Lee's army as well as in a major campaign in the Western theater. He led troops from the brigade to the corps level, at First and Second Manassas, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Petersburg. He scored a decisive victory at Chickamauga. And at war's end he stood alongside Lee at the surrender ceremony at Appomattox. Longstreet led the First Corps under Lee, outranking the better-known commander of the Second Corps, Stonewall Jackson. "Old Pete," as his soldiers called him, was a superb battlefield commander with great tactical skill. But he has long been blamed, especially in the South, for the crucial Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. Jeffry Wert argues that Longstreet opposed Lee's ill-fated frontal assault on July 3 and that, had Lee followed Longstreet's advice to take a more defensive posture, the battle might have turned out differently. After the war, Longstreet joined the Republican Party and became a political apostate in the South during the Reconstruction era. When he died in relative obscurity in 1904, only his old soldiers remembered him. This is the first full-scale biography of Longstreet in forty years, and it returns him to his position of central importance in the Civil War. Jeffry D. Wert's extensive research included unpublished memoirs, diaries, and letters from several archives
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AAU
Dewey number
  • Biography Longstreet, James
  • 973.7/3/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.L55
LC item number
W46 1994x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
Label
General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography, Jeffry D. Wert
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soldier's journey -- Soldier's trade -- Manassas -- Generals -- Toward Richmond -- A "Misunderstanding" at seven pines -- "The staff in my right hand" -- Return to Manassas -- "My old war-horse" -- "I will kill them all" -- Independent command -- Collision in Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 -- "Never was I so depressed" -- "Longstreet is the man" -- "Nothing but the hand of God can save us" -- Knoxville -- "The impossible position that I held" -- Two roads -- Final journey
Control code
zmeld2 b1436461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Paperback Edition.
Extent
527 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780671892876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31998820
  • (OCoLC)31998820
Label
General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography, Jeffry D. Wert
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Touchstone book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Soldier's journey -- Soldier's trade -- Manassas -- Generals -- Toward Richmond -- A "Misunderstanding" at seven pines -- "The staff in my right hand" -- Return to Manassas -- "My old war-horse" -- "I will kill them all" -- Independent command -- Collision in Pennsylvania -- Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 -- "Never was I so depressed" -- "Longstreet is the man" -- "Nothing but the hand of God can save us" -- Knoxville -- "The impossible position that I held" -- Two roads -- Final journey
Control code
zmeld2 b1436461
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Simon & Schuster Paperback Edition.
Extent
527 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780671892876
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)31998820
  • (OCoLC)31998820

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