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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So, it is worth reading Longstreet’s version of events, which help to put the postwar controversies into perspective.

From Manassas to Appomattox

From Manassas To Appomattox is an important book, just by virtue of it’s author, and as a balance to some of the other skewed memoirs written by Confederate generals. And his staunchest defenders were always the men who served under him. 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. Longstreet seemed inordinately interested in the third horse shot out from under General D.

The other side of being called a traitor I grew up hearing stories about General Longstreet.

That and his intimate knowledge of the terrain and my lack thereof for most of the sites made this a hard book to read. The fromm thing missing at least in my free Kindle e-book edition is maps, which would help, but can be easily found through other sources.

From Manassas to Appomattox

While some have argued that Longstreet did not comply efficiently with Robert E. Lee, who relied on him the most out of all his officers. Their tremendous historical interest lies not only in his personal account of the progress of the Civil War, and in the many fascinating anecdotes about Lee and his officers, but in the insight they afford into the mind and character of one of the bravest and most loyal of southern generals.


The book took me a long time to read.

From Manassas To Appomattox

Sep 21, David rated it liked it. 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 longstreft 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.

Lists with This Book. His solution was to join the Republicans, then led by his frm friend Grant. It was close enough to learn, but not close enough to be locked into the perspective of the time.

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From Manassas to Appomattox: The only real reason to read this book is for the Longstreet version of several controversial fom decisions by Lee; this book caused Longstreet to be further shunned by former colleagues and the South in general Another issue is that this book, like all memoirs, must be taken with a grain of salt. I appreciate the fact that he paints Lee as a human being, and not a neo-God; but at the llngstreet time he really does nothing to forward his own cause in doing so.

Lee and nearly four chapters to the Battle of Gettysburg. Underrepresented view of the Civil Longxtreet I had always admired what little I found in histories about General Longstreet. Hill on the first day of Antietam.

Return to Book Page. Want to understand our nation today, and the struggle that continues to put the shame of slavery behind us? The devices were apparently successful as a group of Federal apppomattox are reputed to have set them off and taken casualties p. In mine of yesterday I did not jzmes to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.


Dec 18, Nic rated it really liked it.

I guess since it has been months since I was reading it that I won’t get back to it, I’ll just call it a day. I do recommend A fascinating book, although a somewhat slow read due to the language of the 19th century.

This is a life-size statue, and on the ground, in motion and you can stand next to it and feel like you are touching Hero, his mount, or his foot in the stirrup, and look up into the bearded face of the General, on horseback as he struggles to see over the heads of his troops, across the fields to the heights beyond.

Paperback or hardcover editions provide more visual context with maps etc. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

He devotes a full chapter to an assessment of his friend and commander Robert E. Jan 31, Travis marked it as to-read. Lippincott- United States – pages 2 Reviews https: For that, he was de While dry in spots, this was a very informative memoir, told from a viewpoint seldom heard.

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 surrounds the account.