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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Trivia About From Manassas To It is also not written as clearly and concisely as U. 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.

From Manassas To Appomattox

Underrepresented view of the Civil War I had always admired what little I found in histories about General Longstreet. He always seems to be in CYA mode. Note – The Kindle version is free or was but does not contain maps, charts etc.

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. Longstreet was arguably Robert E. There is something deeply revealing in what a person chooses to write about themselves and I love the psychological challenge of figuring out who they might be. He frankly recounts how he considered offering his “relief from service” on more than one occasion.

And most unfortunately once we get to Gettysburg, and then for much of the balance of the book, the desire for score settling becomes a distraction and a bit unseemly. Both the honor and jealousy of many who served with him, both Confederate and Union, are fairly covered. I do recommend A fascinating book, although a somewhat slow read due to the language of the 19th century.


While dry in spots, this was a very informative memoir, told from a viewpoint seldom heard. Grant’s or Philip Sheridan’s memoirs.

Where it excels is in his no holds barred opinions of his contemporaries, both Union and Confederate. 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. I bought this on Halloween weekend in in Bryson City after our train ride up the Natahalla Gorge. With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability.

He devotes a full chapter to an assessment of his friend and commander Robert E. Lee—has undergone dramatic swings over the course of history. Paperback or hardcover editions provide more visual context with maps etc.

Reading this felt like you were walking into the middle of an argument. In particular, Longstreet uses this book to parry the literary thrusts of Jubal Early and Fitzhugh Lee. Longstreet is often overlooked but was absolutely vital to the Confederacy. That and his intimate knowl Written by a man close to the action for other men close to the action in the middle of a fight for his reputation that he lost for a long long time.

From Manassas to Appomattox

Page – The army will resume its march to-morrow, taking the Hagerstown road. For that, he was demonized by the die-hard, “The South will rise again” faction, which happened to include more than one general that Longstreet had criticized during and after the war. Aug 09, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The book took me a long time to read. Feb 19, Mark Bringman rated it it longstrewt ok.


An excellent work chronicling the events of the War of Northern Aggression and specifically the Army of Northern Virginia to which Gen. Oct 17, Robert added it. Mar 21, Johnny rated it really liked it Shelves: There is no jamss that many of the rank and file felt that they were fighting for freedom from the aggression longstrreet the Federal government, intent on preserving the union of states.

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

As General Longstreet played such an important role in the Civil War, his detailed, well-researched, and controversial memoirs play an important role in recounting the history of the Civil War. Thanks for telling us about the problem. For the record, I am a s 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.

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