General James Longstreet at the Seven Days Campaign: Account of the Battles from His Memoirs (Illustrated with TOC)

General James Longstreet at the Seven Days Campaign: Account of the Battles from His Memoirs (Illustrated with TOC)

by James Longstreet
     
 
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

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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 the Seven Days Campaign is Longstreet’s account of the Seven Days campaign, which saw the Army of Northern Virginia push the Army of the Potomac back from Richmond, with Robert E. Lee coming to the helm. Longstreet discusses the battles and the important leaders, including Lee and Jackson, while explaining his role in the fighting.

This edition is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and includes maps of the battles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012892768
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
06/19/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
561 KB

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