James Longstreet stood with Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in the great triumvirate of the Army of Northern Virginia. He fought from First Manassas through Appomattox and served as Lee's senior subordinate for most of that time. In this classic work, first published by UNC Press in 1936, H. J. Eckenrode and Bryan Conrad follow Longstreet from his leading role in the military history of the Confederacy through his controversial postwar career and eventual status as an outcast in Southern society. Though they acknowledge his considerable gifts as a corps commander and absolve him of guilt for the Gettysburg debacle, the authors also call attention to the consequences of Longstreet's unbridled ambition, extreme self-confidence, and stubbornness. |A biography of James Longstreet, from his leading role as commander of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia through his controversial postwar career. Although the authors absolve Longstreet of guilt for Gettysburg, they call attention to the consequences of his unbridled ambition and stubbornness.
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Number of pages: 423
Weight: 649 g
Dimensions: 235 x 149 x 24 mm
Edition: New edition
"Should appeal to all students of the Civil War.
Stephen Vincent Bent, "Saturday Review""
It will prove indispensable to students of the Civil War for the new points of view which it opens up.
"Times Literary Supplement"
"It sets forth, in admirable detail and with scrupulous accuracy, the story of Longstreet's military career.
Henry Steele Commager, "New York Herald Tribune""
It sets forth, in admirable detail and with scrupulous accuracy, the story of Longstreet's military career.
Henry Steele Commager, "New York Herald Tribune"
Should appeal to all students of the Civil War.
Stephen Vincent Ben t, "Saturday Review"