From Manassas To Appomattox

From Manassas To Appomattox

General James Longstreet is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. According to some, he was partially to blame for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg; according to others, if Lee had followed Longstreet's advice, they would have won that battle. He has been called stubborn and vain; and he has been lauded as one of the greatest tacticians of the Civil War. All agree, however, that Longstreet was not only a dependable fighter but completely devoted to Robert E. Lee, who relied on him the most out of all his officers. He acquitted himself bravely in many of the war's bloodiest battles, including those at Antietam, Chickamauga, and the Wilderness. And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him. Longstreet's memoirs reflect the combative style of the old soldier. Their tremendous historical interest lies not only in his personal account of the progress of the Civil War, and in the many fascinating anecdotes about Lee and his officers, but in the insight they afford into the mind and character of one of the bravest and most loyal of southern generals.

Title:From Manassas To Appomattox
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780306804649
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  • Jonathan

    Unjustifiably trashed by the Lee groupies, "Old Pete" was reliable on both sides of the ball....

  • James M.

    It's a great read but you'd better have your Civil War Battle maps with you because Longstreet goes into great detail about the deployment, maneuver and disposition of every brigade in every battle fo...

  • Lance Kinzer

    A definite must read for anyone interested in the Civil War. Full of fascinating insights, the book is a true treasure trove of information on numerous aspects of the war. That said, and even as someo...

  • Jack L Stevens

    The other side of being called a traitorI grew up hearing stories about General Longstreet. And along with most of the Confederate Generals he was one of the best. General Jackson may have been Lee's ...

  • Aaron Crofut

    It was decent, though I would more highly recommend Alexander's work. Unfortunately, Longstreet often comes off sounding defensive, which he undoubtedly was. His personal account at Appomattox makes i...

  • Johnny

    For years, this has been one of those books I was going to get to. I suppose it was a recent trip to Gettysburg that spurred me to finally crack the dingy-looking pages of a bookstore special, the mem...

  • Glenn Trust

    From Manassas to Appomattox Memoirs of The Civil War in AmericaFrom Manassas To AppomattoxThe war of northern aggression…the War between the States…the Civil War…call it what you will, the confl...

  • Elizabeth Wilson

    How better to get into the head of an historical figure than by reading their memoir/autobiography. Longstreet, who was Robert E. Lee's 2nd in command, out-ranking even the more famous Thomas "Stonewa...

  • Nick

    While dry in spots, this was a very informative memoir, told from a viewpoint seldom heard.Longstreet was a solid tactician and reliable general who, in postwar times, got the blame for everything tha...

  • Prospectavebooks

    Extremely interesting account!Although sometimes confusing because the author names officers on both sides as if assuming we know which side they are on, the account fascinates because he was there, a...