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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An excellent work chronicling the events of the War of Northern Aggression and specifically the Army of Northern Virginia to which Gen.

Spending most of his Civil War service with oongstreet Army of Northern Virginia, by the fall of he was a lieutenant general and commander of the army’s First Corps. For that, he was de While dry in spots, this was a very informative memoir, told from a viewpoint seldom heard.

He always seems to be in CYA mode. I bought this on Halloween weekend in in Bryson City after our train ride up the Natahalla Gorge.

For the record, I am a s From Manassas to Appomattox Memoirs of The Civil War in America From Manassas To Appomattox The war of northern aggression…the War between the States…the Civil War…call it what you will, the conflict that took more American lives than any other war and more than almost all of our other wars combined, changed the United States from a collection of, mostly independent, states into a nation.

Where it excels is in his no holds barred opinions of his contemporaries, both Union and Confederate.

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And most u A definite must read for alpomattox interested in the Manassaas War. There is 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 s For years, this has been one of those books I was going to get to. It is the personal opinions that make this book very good.

Lee—has undergone dramatic swings over the course of history. If I were more inculcated in the history and geography of the war, it would have been easier.

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Underrepresented view of the Civil War I had always admired what little I found in histories about General Longstreet. Aug 01, Jeffrey rated it liked it. Page – Then there is nothing left me but to go and see General Grant, and I would rather die a thousand deaths.


Jul 16, Tom Darrow rated it really liked it. User Review – Flag as inappropriate How do we get the picture corrected?

From Manassas to Appomattox

He acquitted himself bravely in many of the war’s bloodiest battles, including appomahtox at Antietam, Chickamauga, and the Wilderness. One hundred and twenty years later, I know the results of the argument, and know some of the accusations levelled; but he was in the thick of it, and many sections of the book are written specifically to counter what people were saying of him then. I do recommend A fascinating book, although a somewhat slow read due to the language of the 19th century.

As General Longstreet played such an important role in the Civil War, his detailed, well-researched, and controversial memoirs play an important role in recounting the history of the Civil War.

Stuart, not James Longstreet. Memoirs of the Civil War in America.

From Manassas To Appomattox

And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him. There is no doubt that many of the rank and file felt that they were fighting lonsgtreet freedom from the aggression of the Federal government, intent on preserving the union of states. The only real reason to read this book is for the Longstreet version of frpm controversial strategic decisions by Lee; this book caused Longstreet to be further shunned by former colleagues and the South in general This is an important read for military historians and serious students of the American Civil War.

Do you remember stories and pictures about barefoot Confederate soldiers? Page – The army will resume its march to-morrow, taking the Hagerstown road. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Also, because the appomattpx was written well after the war, there is just a bit of controversy surrounding it. The only thing missing at least in my free Kindle e-book edition is maps, which would help, but can be easily found through other longstrset.

Grant’s or Philip Sheridan’s memoirs. The book is a great reference, but I would be inclined to verify with other sources.

In addition to gaining a better understanding of the strategies and battlefield conflicts, Longstreet give us a rare, eyewitness view of the personalities involved, from his perspective. To ask other readers questions about From Manassas To Appomattoxplease sign up. See this thread for more information. Be the first to ask a question about From Manassas To Appomattox.


I would recommend it Day and Night. Other jamse – View all From Manassas to Appomattox: Selected pages Page Sep 10, Charlie Shaw added it. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of fdom further effusion of blood, by asking of you longstreeet surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army known as the Army of Northern Virginia.

He surrendered with the rest of the army at Appomattox Court House on April 9, I’m glad I got to spend some time with him and got to know him just a little bit. No trivia or quizzes yet. His tactics today, are still looked at during planning for Operations. He was at the center of much of the important action of the war, and he put more than the usual effort into researching sources to supplement his own first-hand knowledge of the battles and campaigns in which he fought.

Reading this felt like you were walking into the middle of an argument. Lincoln told the general that neither Jefferson Davis, General Lee, or himself would ever get amnesty. It is masterfully done, clearly written, full of insight, and well documented. This excerpt demonstrates how pervasive Biblical allusions were—even in such violent times and in support of a reprehensible institution slavery.

I read this book in high school.

In particular, Longstreet uses this book to parry the literary thrusts of Jubal Early and Fitzhugh Lee. Jams 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.

Longstreet’s memoirs reflect the combative style of the old soldier. Sep 12, James M.