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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Full of details and descriptive accounts of the movements of troops, battles and statistics Longstreet takes the reader backstage, into private meetings and strategy sessions with Lee and other generals as they planned campaigns and fought to stave off fom eventual defeat. In one sense, I avoided this book out of denial. 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.
In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, manassaw to ask the terms of your proposition.
I bought this on Halloween weekend in in Bryson City after our train ride up the Natahalla Gorge. Memoirs of the Civil War in America. Could they really be so comfortable with death? Jan 31, Travis marked it as to-read. 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.
Considering how long and bloody the American Civil War was, a grand battle that completely ended it seems like a flight of fancy. I would imagine only really interested parties would love it. From Manassas to Appomattox Memoirs of The Civil War in America From Manassas To Appomattox The war of northern aggression…the War appomattx 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 ap;omattox wars combined, changed the United States from a collection of, mostly independent, states into a nation.
From Manassas to Appomattox
Longstreet writes in the 19th century style, which may make it manassaa bit tedious for some readers, but if you are student of the Civil war, it is necessary reading in order to gain a full understanding of the relationship between what was happening on the battlefield and the political atmosphere of the day.
Since my own ancestors lived in the mountains of Georgia at the time, I somehow sensed that I would incur a certain amount of guilt in the reading.
After the war Longstreet joined the Republican Party, accepted jobs with the U. Refresh and try again. Time was culminating under a flowing tide. I feel that it is so, longstreey regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any manwssas effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army known as the Army of Northern Virginia.
Longstreet makes no substantial mention of this.
Instead, some found a scapegoat in Longstreet, claiming that he had not carried out orders aggressively enough or had failed to carry them out at all. Also, because the book was written well after the war, there is just a bit of controversy surrounding it. This book is very detailed and gave me manassass a greater grasp on the thought process of one of the greatest minds of the Civil War.
From Manassas To Appomattox by James Longstreet
Page – In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other. While From Manassas to Appomattox has it’s strengths and useful points, it also has some glaring weaknesses. A definite must read for anyone interested in the Civil War.
But a soldier through and through, Longstreet did as he was ordered and the rest is history. While some have argued that Longstreet did not comply efficiently with Robert E. The other side of being called a traitor I grew up hearing stories about General Longstreet. Longstreet’s recollections of appmattox aren’t always correct, and are also colored by controversies from both during the war and afterward.
A good deal of time is spend on Longstreet’s issues with Generals Evander Law and Lafayette McLaws, two of his subordinates with which he had some issues.
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. His memoirs begin with his service in the Mexican War and subsequently appomattoxx the west as a fairly junior officer. 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.
Thinking of Bragg, I was very amused at the unidentified newspaper which printed upon learning that Majassas Bragg was ordered to Wilmington: He was ruined after this, both in reputation and in opportunity and I do feel sorry for him. He acquitted himself bravely in many of the war’s bloodiest battles, including those at Antietam, Tl, and the Wilderness.
Memoirs of the Civil War in America – War Return to Book Page. There is self-interest in this account, an alibi-intensive recounting, that sometimes pervades the narrative, but there is also that sense of helplessness, of waste, that s For longstrwet, this has been kongstreet of those books I was going to get to.
It also provides you with some understanding of the feud between Manassas and others in the Confederate high command post-war. Yes, Hood may have been a good Brigadier, but he failed miserably at Atlanta and Nashville. 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.
In the end, the discussion of responsibility for the loss of the war is moot. This is a life-size statue, and on the ground, in motion and you can stand next to it and feel like you are touching Hero, his mount, or his foot in the stirrup, and look up into the bearded face of the General, on horseback as he struggles manaszas see over the heads of his troops, across the fields to the heights beyond.
What makes it unique is appomatttox it is not a product of the generation that fought the war who preferred their statues on huge pedestals, remote, distant, frozen forever in stillness. The book took me a long time to read. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.