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James Longstreet : The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy - Richard L. Di Nardo

James Longstreet

The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy

Hardcover Published: 1st May 1998
ISBN: 9780938289968
Number Of Pages: 304

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Few figures from the American Civil War have generated more controversy than Confederate general James Longstreet. As the senior officer present at Pickett's Charge, he has been blamed by many, particularly in the South, for the decisive Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. Other scholars have cited his exemplary combat record during the Civil War and looked to rivals within the Confederate hierarchy or his post-war support for the Northern-based Republican Party as sources for the criticism leveled at him. Richard L. DiNardo and Albert A. Nofi have assembled some of the top Civil War and Longstreet scholars to fully examine this still-controversial topic.

Acknowledgementsp. 7
Forewordp. 9
Introduction History, Politics, and James Longstreetp. 11
James Longstreet, the Modern Soldier a Broad Assessmentp. 31
Petticoats, Promotions, and Military Assignments Favoritism and the Antebellum Career of James Longstreetp. 53
No Fifteen Thousand Men Can Take That Position Longstreet at Gettysburgp. 77
The Bull of the Woods James Longstreet and the Confederate Left at Chickamaugap. 99
Longstreet and Jackson Compared Corps Staffs and the Exercise of Command in the Army of Northern Virginiap. 165
Marked in Bronze James Longstreet and Southern Historyp. 191
Short Biographical Guide to Persons Mentioned in the Textp. 229
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 299
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ISBN: 9780938289968
ISBN-10: 0938289969
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.0  x 2.67
Weight (kg): 0.61
Edition Number: 1