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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From Manassas to Appomattox: I do wish we could know more about what was going on in his head during this horrific events. Mar 30, Larry rated it it was ok.

From Manassas To Appomattox

For a few reasons: In particular, Longstreet uses this book to parry the literary thrusts of Jubal Early and Fitzhugh Lee. That and his intimate knowl Written by a man close to the action for other men lngstreet to the action in the middle of a fight for his reputation that he lost for a long long time. Reading this felt like you were walking into the middle of an argument.

In his memoirs he never seemed to admit making a mistake. His memoirs begin with his service in the Mexican War and subsequently in the west as a fairly junior officer.

I would imagine only really interested parties would love it. 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: Memoirs of the Civil War in America – James Longstreet – Google Books

From Manassas to Appomattox Memoirs of The Civil War in America From Manassas To Appomattox The war of northern aggression…the War between the States…the Civil War…call it what you will, the conflict that took more American lives than any other war and more than almost all of our other wars combined, changed the United States from a collection of, mostly independent, states into a nation. 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 Longstreet was a solid tactician and reliable general who, in postwar times, got the blame for everything that went wrong during the entire war.


Ever wonder at military lessons to be learned from reading old battle accounts? Lee’s orders at Gettysburg, historians have concluded that the primary responsibility for the Confederate defeat on the Pennsylvania battlefield lies with Lee. Mar 21, Johnny rated it really liked it Shelves: In one sense, I avoided this book out of denial.

Revered by his men and respected by his fellow officers during the American Civil War, Longstreet became one of the Confederacy’s most visible scapegoats shortly after the war’s end. He included in the appendix the letter he had written in which led to his cruel rejection by the South-land he had fought so hard for. Still, the book is endlessly fascinating for what it teaches about the conduct of the war, the manner in which strategic and tactical deductions of monumental import were made, and the personality and character of one of this seminal war’s greatest Generals.

May 08, Don Heiman rated it it was amazing.

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From Manassas to Appomattox is Longstreet’s appomattix of the war. Lee’s actions in a few cases, a crime of crimes to those folks to whom Lee could do no wrong.


I am not an apologist for slavery or the plantation society that made the south of the 19th century one of the richest places on earth at the expense of the terrible bondage of other human beings.

He was fond of the picturesque. 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. Could they really be so comfortable with death?


That and his intimate frim of the terrain and my lack thereof for most of the sites made this a hard book to read. He does not mince words when someone faltered or made mistakes. Also, because the book was written well after the war, there is just a bit of controversy surrounding it.

The other side of being called a traitor I grew up hearing stories about General Longstreet.

It is also not written as clearly and concisely as U. Each action is described but no maps are present to show how each corps were situated. But timing is everything in life, and Longstreet failed to notice that this was not the time for this sort of lecture to his people. Spending most of his Civil War service with the Army of Northern Virginia, apomattox the fall of he was a lieutenant general and commander of the army’s First Corps. In it, he reminds hi I love memoirs.

Unless the reader is a hardcore biography fan, this work should be treated more as a reference. It comes across as honest, sincere, and fair.