From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by James Longstreet
To read From Manassas to Appomattox is to traverse some of the most fought-over and hallowed ground in American history. Second-in-command to General Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet offers a unique insider's account of the operations of the Army of Northern Virginia. His memoirs also provide a broad perspective on the Civil War and the soldiers who fought in it.
About the Author:
James Longstreet was one of the Confederacy's most successful generals. Born on January 8, 1821, he was the son of a modest north-Georgia farmer and graduated from West Point. General Robert E. Lee affectionately referred to Longstreet as his "old War Horse," but because of his performance at Gettysburg, combined with his acceptance of the Reconstruction, this Civil War icon remains a figure of controversy.