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James Longstreet

Longstreet, was born in South Carolina in 1821, and graduated from West Point in 1842. He served in various Indian campaigns and in Mexico. He was appointed to brigadier general in the Confederate service on June 17, 1861. He commanded the 1st Corps during the Peninsular campaign, at Second Manassas and Antietam. He has been blamed for losing Gettysburg by failing to attack on time when ordered to by Lee. He was wounded at the Wilderness on May 6, 1864 and was incapacitated until the fall. He was with Lee at the surrender at Appomattox. Longstreet was the last of the Confederate high command to die in 1904.
Source: "Generals in Gray" Warner, Ezra J.

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Jul 13, 2005