Fitzgerald, Judge Longstreet
: A Life Sketch (Nashville: Publishing House of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1891), p.
In his essay "Like a Duck on a June Bug: James Longstreet
's Flank Attack, May 6, 1864." Robert E.
Johnston (later called Jeff Davis' Own for the many officers it contributed to the Confederacy) (1853-1861); resigned (April 1861) to accept a Confederate lieutenancy; brigadier general and commander of the Texas Brigade (March 1862); won distinction for bravery at Gaines's Mill (June 27), Second Bull Run (August 29-30), and Antietam (September 17); major general (October); fought in Longstreet
's corps at Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863) where he was badly wounded; lost a leg due to a wound received at Chickamauga (September 19-20); lieutenant general (February 1864); fought in the Georgia campaign under J.
Born in New York City, Longstreet
wrote the book for Broadway's High Button Shoes (1947) and the screenplay for Hollywood's The Jolson Story (1947).
Among the notable figures discussed are George Armstrong Custer, George Pickett, Jefferson Davis, Philip Sheridan, James Longstreet
, and "washouts" such as Edgar Allan Poe and James McNeill Whistler who failed to complete their studies altogether.
Confederate civilian and military leaders questioned Lee's judgment, but Jubal Early turned the tide of opinion by blaming General James Longstreet
for delaying his attack on 2 July.
Goree served on Confederate lieutenant general James Longstreet
's staff from Bull Run to Appomattox Court House.
For example, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
's "Character of a Native Georgian," a sketch its author described in print as a botched job, has been replaced by the far more complex and successful "Shooting Match," while Joseph Glover Baldwin's "Sharp Financiering," a humorous anecdote, gives way to "Simon Suggs, Jr., Esq.," a more interesting sketch (although a textually questionable one--see below) that gave birth to the fictional son of Johnson Jones Hooper's protagonist.
Benjamin Butler's Army of the James during the early stages of Grant's campaign against Richmond and Petersburg (April-June 1864); his cavalry division was driven from its position with some loss when Longstreet
's Corps attacked at White's Tavern (near Richmond) (October 7); led his division during pursuit of Lee to Appomattox (April 2-9, 1865); served on the trial board of the Lincoln assassination conspirators (May-June); saw extensive frontier duty in the southwest (1865-1891); retired (1892); died 1895.
Born in Ohio, Thompson worked as a printer's devil in Philadelphia, served as legal assistant to the secretary of the territory of Florida, and helped <IR> AUGUSTUS BALDWIN LONGSTREET
</IR> on his newspaper in Augusta, Georgia.
Swisher also describes the complex military situation and the controversy surrounding Longstreet
's command in the 1863 western campaign.