The Longstreet Controversy

by Frank W. Sweet

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  Helen Longstreet, James Longstreet’s second wife and widow quoted the words of a poet named Horatio King, for the event for a southern newspaper. I see him on that famous field, The bravest of the brave, Where Longstreet’s legions strove to drive. The Third Corps to its grave. The fight was bloody, fierce and long, And Sickles’ name shall. Longstreet's invention of trench warfare is mentioned as new and innovative in the book, but trenches had been used since days of the Romans. In fact, Lee had used trenches himself and would do so again in future battles. Longstreet is an American crime drama series that was broadcast on the ABC in the season (see in television).A minute pilot movie of the same name aired prior to the debut of the series as an ABC Movie of the Week.   historical society in his book-length study on the tenant general james longstreet's -- lieutenant general james longstreet's performance at the battle of gettysburg was published this year by mcfarland press. currently, he lives in maryland with his wife and two children. without any further introduction, i would like to present to you mr. cory pfarr.

  The real shift in thinking about Lee, Gettysburg and Longstreet didn’t come until years later—during the avalanche of monographs, papers and books that accompanied the celebration of the. More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War. The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard. The real shift in thinking about Lee, Gettysburg and Longstreet didn’t come until years later—during the avalanche of monographs, papers and books that . book could summarize the evidence on both sides of the Longstreet controversy; likewise a book with a longer view of sources would not present tenuous and extreme assumptions as elements of an otherwise effective narrative. That there is insufficient depth of sources behind this book comes out in some small ways as well.

About the Book. 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 years later. Longstreet first saw action in the Mexican War. He joined the Confederacy soon after the Civil War began and fought in nearly. James Longstreet: Lee's War Horse by H. J. Eckenrode, Bryan Conrad and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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John Eisenhower The New York Times Book Review For those who cut their teeth on such historians as Douglas Southall Freeman and Bruce Catton, General James Longstreet provides insights and viewpoints well worth the time and effort to read it.

Stephen B. Oates author of Abraham Lincoln: The Man Behind the Myths A brilliant, provocative, riveting Cited by: 7. The author of the excellent Mosby's Rangers () pulls together a full-scale account of another controversial Civil War figure--James Longstreet, commander of the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, referred to by Lee as "my old war horse" and conventionally blamed for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg.

What emerges here is the /5(). James Longstreet: The Man, the Soldier, the Controversy, edited by R.L. DiNardo and Albert A.

Nofi, Combined Publishing, Conshohocken, Pa.,$ When former Confederate general James Longstreet died inthere was no great outpouring of grief throughout the South he had served during four years of bloody warfare. General James Longstreet was one of the major corps commanders in the Confederate Army.

At one point, General Robert E. Lee referred to Longstreet as his "Old War Horse." Nonetheless, considerable controversy swirls around Longstreet. This book does a solid job on outlining the controversy and Longstreet's record.4/5. "General James Longstreet, The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier: A Biography" is a candid, fair and balanced portrait of a man who should, but doesn't, rank at the top of any list of the greatest American military leaders.

James Longstreet's place in history has always been shrouded in controversy, much of it of his own making. GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier--A Biography User Review - Kirkus.

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James: I guess I'd say "sort of", in his newspaper reporter's "popular history" style. As I recall, he spent a lot of space on the controversy itself rather than on a strict professional assessment of Longstreet's tactics, etc. The book is also 50 years old.

I'd have to pull it off the shelf to confirm my recollections. Reply Delete. James Longstreet was a U.S. Army officer, government official and most famously a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War ().

This is the most comprehensive military biography to date of the man Robert E. Lee called ``my war horse.'' Wert (Mosby's Rangers) makes a strong case for James Longstreet. A recent penetrating remark was made by George R.

Stewart in his book Pickett’s Charge when he said the South could never forgive Longstreet for being right.

It was not all the South, of course, because Longstreet’s own veterans honored him and passed on their affection to their sons and grandsons.

General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox.

Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the controversial commander and 4/5(2).

George Edward Pickett (Janu – J ) was a career United States Army officer who became a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil is best remembered for being one of the commanders at Pickett's Charge, the futile and bloody Confederate offensive on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg that bears his name.

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 Pages: A Study Of The Confederate High Command At Gettysburg Glenn Tucker was a newspaper reporter who covered the White House and an advertising executive. He was also a student of the Civil War and, in the tradition of the amateur scholar, wrote several books which are still read including "High Tide at Gettysburg" () and this sequel, "Lee and Longstreet at /5(2).

Gettysburg: The Controversies by Mackubin T. Owens Earlier in this series, I wrote about the Gettysburg Campaign, observing that "[the resulting clash] remains the greatest battle ever to occur on the North American continent." It is also the most studied battle in American military history.

Every year, new books arise to challenge the conventional wisdom regarding the. This book is the long missing piece of the Gettysburg story." -Richard Pilcher, a past president of The Longstreet Society "'Longstreet at Gettysburg' is a superb counter-stroke to the century-and-a-half of Lost Cause propaganda leveled at General Longstreet.

An outstanding battlefield commander, James Longstreet was called "my old war horse" by Robert E. Lee. But Longstreet's role at Gettysburg sullied his reputation forever. Wert uses unpublished memoirs and diaries to restore a balanced view of the career of one of America's great soldiers.

page photo insert. Longstreet According to McLaws 96 Longstreet’s Wave Rolls Forward Lee Watches Hill’s Partial Assault The Idleness of the Second Corps The Attack Fizzles Out The Night of the Second Day Controversy Day Three Lee and Longstreet Prepare for a ­Last-Ditch Effort Get this from a library.

Longstreet at Gettysburg: a critical reassessment. [Cory M Pfarr; Harold M Knudsen] -- "This is the first book-length, critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's actions at the Battle of Gettysburg.

The author argues that Longstreet's record has been discredited. Civil War Books- LONGSTREET- The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier. Item Information.

Condition: Used. Ended: Starting bid: US $ shipping. Approximately C $ (including shipping) [ 0 bids] Shipping: US $ (approx. C $). James Longstreet | 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. Book Reviews. General James Longstreet, the Confederacy’s Most Controversial Soldier by Jeffry D. Wert. J by Barry J. Klazura No Comments.

General Longstreet served as Robert E. Lee’s solid right hand, commanding the First Corps. of the Confederate Army during most of the Civil war.

A strong believer in states rights (but not. The controversy gripped the nation and was a portent of civil war. Few if any Americans outside of South Carolina or Washington, D.C., watched the events more closely than Augustus Longstreet.

He was a friend of Calhoun; both men had attended Yale and had studied under Judge Reeve, and both were inflamed by the doctrine of states' rights.

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Before reading his book I knew a lot about Longstreet, but he remained a rather amorphous figure. Now I feel I know the man somewhat better. It should be understood that Longstreet wrote these memoirs in defense of his reputation, which was under attack by Jubal Early, FitzHugh Lee, and others in an attempt to shift blame from the deceased Robert E.

Lee. The Longstreet-Gettysburg Controversy. Thread starter Rebforever; Thought I'd post a couple more excerpts from Lee's Gettysburg report before I put the book back on the shelf. From the part of the report covering July 1 Longstreet, reinforced by Pickett's three brigades, which arrived near the battle field during the afternoon of the 2d.

James Longstreet: The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy by Nofi, Albert A.,Di Nardo, Richard L. Da Capo Press, Hardcover. VeryGood. inches At a number of places, Longstreet believes that if his suggestions were followed, the results could have destroyed Union armies or won the War.

Nobody will ever be sure if he's right or wrong on these matters. This edition covers Longstreet's account of the Battle of Gettysburg, including all the controversy and criticism.The next phase of the controversy was the publication of General Longstreet's paper in the Philadelphia Times of November 3,a very full account of the campaign and battle of Gettysburg, in which he criticized General Lee more severely than ever, and undertakes to show nine distinct mistakes which Lee made, and he (Longstreet) saw.