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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Longstreet’s memoirs reflect the combative style of the old soldier.

From Manassas To Appomattox by James Longstreet

Longstreet is often overlooked but was absolutely vital to the Confederacy. Trivia About From Manassas To Mar 30, Larry rated it it was ok.

In particular, Longstreet uses this book to parry the literary thrusts of Jubal Early and Fitzhugh Lee. Longstreet goes to great lengths to provide letters and documentation, many from Lee himself, to prove that his actions were in strict accordance with orders and with the military protocols of the day.

While From Manassas to Appomattox has it’s strengths and useful points, it also has some glaring weaknesses. Memoirs of the Civil War in America – War He does not mince words when someone faltered or made mistakes.

Note – The Kindle version is free or was but does not contain maps, charts etc. I’m glad I got to spend some manassa with him and got to know him just a little bit. There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Hill to meet his orders for the afternoon of the 28th. Sep 12, James M.

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Underrepresented view of the Civil War I had always admired what little I found in histories about General Longstreet.

Not as well documented as Grant or Sherman’s biographies, which makes sense, considering many Confederate records either never existed to beging with or were destroyed during the war. For that, jamea was demonized by the die-hard, “The South will rise again” faction, which happened to include more than one general that Longstreet had criticized during and after the war.


It was a lot to jajes in and required a bit of map study and correlation with other sources.

Most southerners, in fact, did not own slaves. May 08, Don Heiman rated it it was amazing. He details disagreements with his fellow officers and offers appraisals of his Union counterparts. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Page – The army will resume its march to-morrow, taking the Hagerstown road. And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him.

In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.

Each action is described but no maps are longsteet to show how each corps were situated. It was rather unnerving to see this action take place where a general who kept snatching defeat from the jaws of victory could countermand the orders of more efficient officers pp. Lee made some mistakes.

Hence, longstreef you are interested in gaining a better understanding of “Lee’s Old Warhorse,” this book is an excellent choice, as it is literally straight out of the horse’s mouth. But there were long descriptions of battles in between. I do wish we could know more about what was going on in his head during this horrific events. I read this book in high school.

Not as well documented as Grant or Sherman’s biographies, which makes sense, considering many Confederate records either never existed to beging with or were destroyed duri A very lengthy and detailed autobiography that does a pretty decent job, overall, at maintaining its neutral stance on things. The biography reads like a history book, it gives a firsthand narrative of the war from someone who saw it everyth An excellent work chronicling the events of the War of Northern Aggression and specifically the Army of Northern Virginia to which Gen.


In one sense, I avoided this book out of denial. May 21, Lee Thackston rated it liked it. To many at the time, it was impossible that Robert E. That is a picture of J. Books by James Longstreet. A definite must read for anyone interested in the Civil War.

The copy sent me was carefully read, then used as some persons use a little cut of tobacco, to be assured that others could not have the benefit of its content. That was because he accepted the fact that the South had lost, and came to the conclusion that the next order of business was for the South to get political power back.

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. He does this while still giving great love and appreciation for him.

From Manassas To Appomattox

I had forgotten that General Braxton Bragg, after ignoring the advice of his subordinates and failing to follow through on his orders was relieved of command at Dalton, GA, President Davis called him to Richmond as commander-in-chief p. This book is very detailed and gave me such a greater grasp on the thought process of one of the greatest minds of appomagtox Civil War.

Lee and nearly four chapters to the Battle of Gettysburg. For that, he was de While dry in spots, this was a very informative memoir, told from a viewpoint seldom heard. He does make a few exceptions the obvious case being Gettysburgbut also with his involvement in Tennessee and at the Seven Days Battles where is is actually somewhat critical of his own actions.