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. was Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech and the author of numerous titles. He died in November 2019.

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



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