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Longstreet, James

Born: 1821 AD
Died: 1904 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: General, Military Officer

1821 – James Longstreet, born on the 8th of January in Edgefield District, South Carolina. He was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War.

1861 – Having attained the rank of major, he resigned when his state seceded, and became a brigadier-general in the Confederate army.

1863 – In September, he took his corps to the west and bore a conspicuous part in the great battle of Chickamauga.

       – In November he commanded the unsuccessful expedition against Knoxville.

1864 – He rejoined Lee’s army in Virginia, and on the 6th of May arrived upon the field of the Wilderness as the Confederate right had been turned and routed.

       – In October, he resumed command of his corps, which he retained until the surrender, although paralyzed in his right arm. 

1896 – He published From Manassas to Appomattox, and in his later years he prepared an account of Gettysburg.

1904 – Died at Gainesville, Georgia, on the 2nd of January.