From Manassas To Appomattox has ratings and 35 reviews. General James Longstreet is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War. This on-line edition of Lieutenant-General James Longstreet’s memoirs is based directly on the second edition published by Lippincott, Philadelphia. User Review – Flag as inappropriate. Google mistakenly placed a picture of JEB Stuart instead of James Longstreet at the front of the scanned file. User Review.

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Oct 17, Robert added it. The only real reason to read this book is for the Longstreet version of several controversial strategic decisions by Lee; this book caused Longstreet to be further shunned by former colleagues and the South in general His memoirs begin with his service in the Mexican War and subsequently in the west as a fairly junior officer. Jul 01, Aaron Crofut rated it liked it Shelves: He longstrert also very clear on his op This book covers the details of General Longstreet’s personal experiences during the Civil War and the immediate aftermath.

From Manassas to Appomattox

General Jackson’s command will form the advance, and, after passing Middletown, with such portion as he may select, take the route This book is very detailed and gave me such a greater grasp on the thought process of one of the greatest minds of the Civil War. In one sense, I avoided this book out of denial. Want to understand our nation today, and the struggle that continues to put the shame of slavery behind us? So, it is worth reading Longstreet’s version of events, which help to put the postwar controversies into perspective.

Each action is described but no maps are present to show how each corps were situated. Sep 21, David rated it liked it. Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack— battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities.


Having saved orders and letters certainly lends credit to what he’s saying but in the end he just seems Good chronicle of the First Corps in the Army of Northern Virginia. Page – General McLaws, with his own division and that of General RH Anderson, will follow General Longstreet; on reaching Middletown he will take the route to Harper’s Ferry, and by Friday morning possess himself of the Maryland Heights and endeavor to capture the enemy at Harper’s Ferry and vicinity.

From Manassas to Appomattox

If I were more inculcated in the history and geography of the war, it would have been easier. Lee—has undergone dramatic swings over the course of history.

I don’t know if that makes me weird, but I have to say I loved it. That is a picture of J. According to some, he was partially to blame for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg; according to others, if Appomwttox had followed Longstreet’s advice, they would have won that battle.

From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America – James Longstreet – Google Books

He is also very clear on his opinion of how General Robert E. See this thread for more information. Most of the eastern battles, I was able to follow along with fairly well because I have been to these sites and have a general feel for the area and the battles as they were fought. I suppose it was a recent trip to Gettysburg that spurred me to finally crack the dingy-looking pages of manzssas bookstore special, the memoirs of General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox.

From Manassas To Appomattox

Thinking of Bragg, I was very amused at the unidentified newspaper which printed upon learning that General Bragg was ordered to Wilmington: The narrative of the battles is not anything of real value to a real CW reader. Aug 01, Jeffrey rated it liked it.


Quotes from From Manassas To Sep 10, Charlie Shaw added it. James Longstreet was attached. The only thing missing at least in my free Kindle e-book edition is maps, which would help, but can be easily found through other sources. Yes, Hood may have been a good Brigadier, but he failed miserably at Atlanta and Nashville. In particular, Longstreet uses this book to parry the literary thrusts of Jubal Early and Fitzhugh Lee. For a few reasons: The one general who seems to consistently earn his praise is Hood, which is hard to swallow.

He has been called stubborn and vain; and he frmo been lauded as one of the greatest tacticians of th General James Longstreet is one of the most controversial figures of the American Civil War.

It was decent, though I would more highly recommend Alexander’s work. I’m glad I got to spend some time with him and got to know him just a little bit. Did you ever think about how security was handled in that fromm era?

Both the honor and jealousy of many who served with him, both Confederate and Union, are fairly covered. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Hill was riding on horseback. Apr 25, Lance Kinzer rated it really liked it. Mar 30, Larry rated it it was ok.