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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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Published March 22nd by Da Capo Press first published General Jackson’s command will form the advance, and, after passing Middletown, with such portion as he may select, take the route Not as well documented as Grant or Sherman’s biographies, which makes sense, considering many Confederate records either never existed to beging with or were destroyed duri A very lengthy and detailed autobiography that does a pretty decent job, overall, at maintaining its neutral stance on things.

All of drom is understandable as there is no question Longstreet was poorly treated froj many offer the war, but none the less this work suffers from his desire for self justification. From Manassas to Appomattox is Longstreet’s memoir of the war. Operation Longstreet in Iraq in August by 1st Brigade 1st Armored Division, took into account, on how to take a Brigade from the east side of Baghdad and deploy it West of Baghdad, without raising alarms of insurgents.

Some of the history recounted in this volume was unknown to me. Longstreet’s recollections of events aren’t always correct, and are also colored by controversies from both during the war and afterward.

In his memoirs he never seemed to admit making a mistake.

From Manassas to Appomattox

James Longstreet No preview available – Longstreet is often overlooked but was absolutely vital to the Confederacy. An excellent tactician, he is somewhat self deprecating in several parts, he doesn’t make himself out to be a hero and he isn’t out for glory. At no point did he ever seem to take responsibility for unsuccessful actions except for perhaps one point just west of Knoxville.


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Longstreet was arguably Robert Manasssa. While From Manassas to Appomattox has it’s strengths and useful points, it also has some glaring weaknesses.

Lee’s actions in a few cases, a crime of crimes to those folks to whom Lee could do no wrong. Obviously written with great bias toward his own viewpoint; and tending to blame others for the problems that he caused, I believe that Longstreet wrote this to exonerate himself from the blame that was being put upon him postbellum.

Another issue is that this book, like all memoirs, must be taken with kanassas grain of salt. That was because he accepted the fact that jamees South had lost, and came to the conclusion that the next order of business was for the South to get political power back.

Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack— battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. It seems so obvious, even to someone like me who has no military training, that it was impossible to take those heights and I feel sympathy for him that he was asked to do what was against his better judgment.

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 appomattix battle for both sides which sometimes bogs down the narrative.

Having saved orders and letters certainly lends credit to what he’s saying but in the end he just seems too critical of his peers. May 05, Michael J. The book is a bit difficult to get through, at least for the battles I am less familiar with such as Chickamauga and Chattanooga.

Find out more about OverDrive accounts. But there were long descriptions of battles in between. The book is a great reference, but I would be inclined to verify with other sources. I cannot, therefore, manasaas you with a view to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia: It is the personal opinions that make this book very good. Lee made some mistakes. From Manassas To Appomattox is an important book, just by virtue of it’s author, and as a balance to some of the other skewed memoirs written by Confederate generals.


And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him. I suppose it was a recent trip to Gettysburg that spurred me to finally crack the dingy-looking pages of a bookstore longstfeet, the memoirs of General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox. Media From Manassas to Appomattox. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

And along with most of the Confederate Generals he was one of the best. That is a picture of J. Decent insight into General Longstreet’s thinking The book does not qualify as a comprehensive review of the war, as many important events, such as Chancellosrville, the fall of Richmond, Lincoln’s assassination, longstrreet, are not covered or only given light treatment.

From Manassas to Appomattox

Written by a man close to the action for other men close to the action in the middle of longstrreet fight for his reputation that he lost for a long long time.

Hill jamew the first day of Antietam. He devotes a full chapter to an assessment of his friend and commander Robert E. He does this while still giving great love and appreciation for him. A fascinating book, although a somewhat slow read due to the language of the 19th century. As a leader he was fine; as a wheel-horse, he was not always just to himself.

In such event I am authorized to do whatever the result of the proposed interview may render necessary or advisable. The south could not replace losses as quickly as the north. Rightly or wrongly, accusations flew in both directions, in some cases ignoring documented facts, dates and times of things that affected battles.

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