James Longstreet papers, 1875-1904 [manuscript].


James Longstreet papers, 1875-1904 [manuscript].

Selected items from the post-Civil War correspondence of James Longstreet, relating entirely to military incidents about which there was disagreement among subsequent commentators and among the participants themselves. Most of the letters were evidently written in response to Longstreet's request for statements from the participants concerning their recollections of the events. The subjects discussed were events at Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville, and related engagements; also Longstreet's book; and his military reputation particularly in connection with his actions at Gettysburg. There is some comment on current political and personal matters. Correspondents include E. P. Alexander, Archibald Forbes, James M. Goggin, Thomas Goree, Osmun Latrobe, Francis Lawley, A. L. Long, Lafayette McLaws, William Mahone, Charles Marshall, C. Pickett (brother of George Edward Pickett, discussing his brother's career), John B. Richardson, Erasmus Taylor, W. H. Taylor, Charles S. Venable, Alfred A. Woodhull, and William Youngblood.

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Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

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U.S. railroad commissioner, army officer, and diplomat. From the description of James Longstreet papers, 1858-circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980713 James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born 8 January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died 2 January 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U.S. Army ...

Venable, Charles S. (Charles Scott), 1827-1900

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Confederate officer, aide to Robert E. Lee, and professor of mathematics at South Carolina College (1857-1862) and at the University of Virginia following the Civil War until retirement in 1893; author of several mathematics text books; born at "Longwood", in Prince Edward County, Va.; husband of Margaret Cantey McDowell. From the description of Charles S. Venable papers, 1858-1934. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 43541303 Confederate officer, aide to Rob...

Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician. From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607 Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt. From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia...

Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875

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Pickett (1825-1875), eventually a Confederate Brig. Gen., was from Va. He was a lawyer, West Pointe graduate (1846), and Mexican War veteran. He is most remembered for Pickett's charge. He surrended at Appomattox. Pillow, a Confederate Gen. from Tenn., was a lawyer and Mexican War veteran. Twice wounded he was appointed senior Maj. Gen. of Tenn. When those troops transferred to the CSA, he was apointed Brig. Gen. of CSA in 1861. He fought at Belmont (Nov. 7, 1861) and was suspended and reprimand...

Richardson, John B.

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Woodhull, Alfred A. (Alfred Alexander), 1837-1921

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Military surgeon and author of medical literature; retired in 1901; later lecturer at Princeton University. From the description of Letter, 1913 Aug. 26. (Historical Society of Princeton). WorldCat record id: 70963361 Alfred Alexander Woodhull, 1837-1921 was a military surgeon. He graduated from the College of New Jersey with a B.A. degree in 1856 and an M.A. in 1859. In that same year he graduated from the medical department of the University of Pennsylvania. He saw active ...

Taylor, Erasmus.

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Forbes, Archibald, 1838-1900

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Scotch war correspondent. From the description of Outlook for war in Europe : autograph manuscript. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538497 Archibald Forbes was a British author, perhaps most famous as a war correspondent. After graduating from Aberdeen University, he enlisted in the Royal Dragoons, but subsequently left the service and became a journalist. He covered various wars with great success and acclaim, and was noted for both the quality of his writing and his inge...

McLaws, Lafayette, 1821-1897

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Lafayette McLaws was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 15, 1821. He attended the University of Virginia in 1837, but before he completed his first year he was appointed a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He graduated from West Point in 1842. McLaws served in the U.S. Army on the Texas frontier and distinguished himself during the Mexican War (1846). When Georgia seceded from the Union he resigned his commission and was commissioned into the Confederate Army. He served with dis...

Youngblood, William R. (William Rayoul), 1939-

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Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

Goggin, James

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Marshall, Charles, 1830-1902

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Latrobe, Osmun

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Lawley, Francis Charles

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Title: 7th Baronet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000133.0x000184 Epithet: sec to W E Gladstone, son of Paul Title: 1st Baron Wenlock British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000295.0x00033b ...

Goree, Thomas Jewett, 1835-1905

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Thomas Jewett Goree was a Confederate captain and aide-de-camp to General James Longstreet. From the description of Thomas J. Goree papers, 1829-1896 (bulk 1857-1896). (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 122580411 ...

Taylor, William Harrison, 1829-

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Long, A. L. (Armistead Lindsay), 1827-1891

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U.S. Army officer, Confederate brigadier general of artillery, and secretary and biographer of Gen. Robert E. Lee. From the description of A. L. Long papers, 1754-1886 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24201823 A. L. Long was a United States Army officer, Confederate brigadier general of artillery, and secretary and biographer of General Robert E. Lee. From the guide to the A. L. Long Papers, ., 1754-1886, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. So...

Alexander, Edward Porter, 1835-1910

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Edward P. Alexander was Chief of Artillery, 1st Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Confederate States Army. He was the author of several books on the Civil War and railroads, including THE WILDERNESS CAMPAIGN, MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE, THE CONFEDERATE VETERAN, FIGHTING FOR THE CONFEDERACY, SKETCH OF LONGSTREET'S DIVISION--YORKTOWN AND WILLIAMSBURG, and RAILWAY PRACTICE. From the description of E.P. Alexander circular letter, 1866. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat ...