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General James Longstreet at Gettysburg: Account of the Battle from His Memoirs (Illustrated with TOC) [NOOK Book]

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One of the most important, and controversial, Confederate generals during the Civil War was Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee’s “old warhorse.” Longstreet was Lee’s principal subordinate for most of the war, ably managing a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Longstreet was instrumental in Confederate victories at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga, while he was also effective at Antietam and the Battle of the...
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General James Longstreet at Gettysburg: Account of the Battle from His Memoirs (Illustrated with TOC)

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One of the most important, and controversial, Confederate generals during the Civil War was Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Robert E. Lee’s “old warhorse.” Longstreet was Lee’s principal subordinate for most of the war, ably managing a corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Longstreet was instrumental in Confederate victories at Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chickamauga, while he was also effective at Antietam and the Battle of the Wilderness, where he was nearly killed by a shot through the neck.

Near the end of his life, Longstreet authored From Manassas to Appomattox, a Civil War memoirs that looked to rebut his critics. Longstreet didn’t avoid his critics, facing them head on by fending off criticisms of his record for the most part, usually including letters written by other officers to his defense. Longstreet also didn’t pull punches, which he does at times quite poignantly on Lee's mishaps, most notably of course at Gettysburg. In other instances, he defends himself by criticizing others. When Fitz Lee notes that R.E. Lee called Longstreet the hardest man to move in the Army (a comment that can't be confirmed/refuted), he comes to his own defense in part by criticizing Stonewall Jackson during the Seven Days campaign. Hindsight is 20/20, and Longstreet's arguments in the conduct of certain campaigns certainly benefited from the passing of 30 years.

Longstreet at Gettysburg is Longstreet's account of the Pennsylvania campaign and the ultimate battle at Gettysburg in his memoirs, From Manassas to Appomattox. This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents, an original introduction, and images of the general and the battle.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013186316
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 8/9/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2012

    Rip off

    This is a series from Charles River editors that take segments ( about 8 pages long with the longest being 40 pages) of his memoirs (700 pages plus) and pass them off a books. Shame on Barns and Noble to allow the rip off to continue.

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