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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At that point, the war was lost, as Longstreet, forcefully points out. In wargames, using map-like boards on table-tops, moving miniature figures across model railroad-like terrain, and commanding troops on my computer screen, I never sensed that I was giving in to the darker portion of my heritage.
At times he becomes bogged jamees in order of battle issues that can easily be gleaned from other sources, while neglecting to give us the kind of unique and personal insight he is so well positioned to provide. Jul 04, Scott L. Most of the eastern battles, I was able to follow along with fairly well because I have been to these sites and have a general feel for the area and the battles as they were fought. In it, he reminds hi I love memoirs.
From Manassas to Appomattox
Dec 18, Nic rated it really liked it. 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. See this thread for more information. Hill was riding on horseback.
From Manassas To Appomattox by James Longstreet
Longstreet’s prose is clear and readable, and he avoids the flowery language or overabundance of allusions that muddy other period writers’ accounts. While this isn’t true for all of the chapters, the quality of the narrative is very uneven.
This is an important read for military historians and serious students of the American Civil War. I suppose it was a recent trip to Gettysburg that spurred me to finally crack the dingy-looking pages of a bookstore special, the memoirs of General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox.
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While not entirely appomwttox and clinical, his accounts really leave me wondering what he was feeling during these battles and the aftermath. And along with most of the Confederate Generals he was one of the best. In a testament to the times, Longstreet cannot resist preaching a sermon comparing the situation with the conquest of Israel. Thanks for telling us about the lontstreet. Apr 25, Lance Kinzer rated it really liked it. User Review – Flag as inappropriate How do we get the picture corrected?
Decent insight into General Longstreet’s thinking The book does not qualify as a comprehensive review of the war, as many important events, such as Chancellosrville, the fall of Richmond, Lincoln’s assassination, etc, are not covered or only given light treatment. From Manassas to Appomattox: It was close enough to learn, but not close enough to be locked into the perspective of the time.
Mar 21, Johnny rated it really liked it Shelves: Popular passages Page – The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle.
Hill on the first day of Antietam. The one general who seems to consistently earn his praise is Hood, which is hard to swallow. In it, he reminds his compatriots that they had indeed lost the war and needed to buck up, do their duty and respect the laws of the land, even if those laws included suffrage for ex-slaves.
There maanassas 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 surrounds the account.
He makes use of orders of battle and tables mmanassas strengths of the armies, and the casualties they took, to supplement the battle narratives. The book is a great reference, but I would be inclined to verify with other sources. Memoirs of the Civil War in America – War So, it is worth reading Longstreet’s version of events, which help to put the postwar controversies into perspective.
Stuart, not James Longstreet. What makes it unique is that 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. Operation Longstreet in Iraq in August by 1st Brigade 1st Armored Division, took into account, on majassas to take a Brigade from the east side of Baghdad and deploy it West of Baghdad, without raising alarms of insurgents.
Aug 09, Jonathan rated it it was amazing Shelves: And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him. Still, the book is endlessly fascinating for what it teaches about the conduct of the war, the manner in which strategic and tactical deductions of monumental import were made, and the personality and character of one of this seminal war’s greatest Generals.