From Manassas to Appomattox

From Manassas to Appomattox

Memoirs of the Civil War in America
James Longstreet, edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., foreword by Christian Keller
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 03/03/2020
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04706-9
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Peer through history at Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet, whose steady nature and dominating figure earned him the nicknames "War Horse," "Bulldog," and "Bull of the Woods." Years after the war, Longstreet's reputation swung between Confederate hero and brutish scoundrel. A dutiful soldier with a penchant for drink and gambling, Longstreet spoke little but inspired many, and he continues to fascinate Civil war historians.


In his memoir From Manassas to Appomattox, Longstreet reveals his inner musings and insights regarding the War between the States. Ever the soldier, he skims over his personal life to focus on battle strategies, war accounts, and opinions regarding other officers who were as misunderstood as him. The principle subordinate under General Robert E. Lee, Longstreet provides several accounts of Lee's leadership and their strong partnership.


An invaluable firsthand account of life during the Civil War, From Manassas to Appomattox not only illuminates the life and ambitions of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, but it also offers an in-depth view of army operations within the Confederacy. An introduction and notes by prominent historian James I. Robertson Jr. and a new foreword by Christian Keller offer insight into the impact of Longstreet's career on American history.

Author Bio

James Longstreet was a Confederate general under Robert E. Lee.

James I. Robertson Jr. is Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and the author of numerous titles.

Christian Keller is Professor of History in the Department of National Security and Strategy at War College and is the author of Pennsylvania: A Military History.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Christian Keller


Introduction


Preface


1. The Ante-bellum Life of the Author


2. From New Mexico to Manassas


3. Battle oManassas, or Bull Run


4. The Confederates Hovering Around Washington


5. Round About Richmond


6. The Battle of Williamsburg


7. Seven Pines, or Fair Oaks


8. Sequelae of Seven Pines


9. Robert E. Lee in Command


10. Fighting along the Chickahominy


11. Battle of Malvern Hill


12. Halleck and Pope in Federal Command


13. Making Ready for Manassas Again


14. Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)


15. The Maryland Campaign


16. "The Lost Order" - South Mountain


17. Preliminaries of the Great Battle


18. Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam


19. Battle of Sharpsburg, or Antietam (continued)


20. Review of the Maryland Campaign


21. Reorganization and Rest for Both Armies


22. Battle of Fredericksburg


23. Battle of Fredericksburg (continued)


24. Preparing for the Spring of '63


25. Invasion of Pennsylvania


26. Gettysburg - First Day


27. Gettysburg - Second Day


28. Gettysburg - Third Day


29. The Wave Rolls Back


30. Longstreet Moves to Georgia


31. Battle of Chickamauga


32. Failure to Follow Success


33. The East Tennessee Campaign


34. Besieging Knoxville


35. Cut Off from East and West


36. Strategic Importance of the Field


37. Last Days in Tennessee


38. Battle of the Wilderness


39. Again in Front of Richmond


40. Talk of Peace


41. Battle of Five Forks


42. Petersburg


43. Appomattox


44. Post-Bellum Pendant


Appendix


Notes


Index