From Manassas To Appomattox

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From Manassas To Appomattox

View 122 homes for sale in Appomattox, VA at a median listing price of $164,450. See pricing and listing details of Appomattox real estate for sale. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America was James Longstreet’s answer to the post-war criticisms leveled by those who created the Lost Cause myth. Longstreet gives a quick overview of his early life, his time in West Point, and his service.


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James Longstreet’s Manassas to Appomattox, in a gorgeous publisher’s presentation binding.

James Longstreet’s Manassas to Appomattox remains one of the greatest memoirs of a prominent Confederate. “Old Pete’s” memoirs are a vital source for the study of the Army of Northern Virginia, and a truly important work in Confederacy literature.

Talented and controversial, Longstreet led the hardest hitting corps in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, yet is still the focus of blame and second-guessing, whether that be for his reluctant performance at the Battle of Gettysburg, or his post-war career in Republican politics as a political ally of U. S. Grant.

This publisher’s presentation copy of the 1st edition is uncommonly beautiful and quite scarce, featuring leather binding with bright gilt lettering, marbled end pages, and a gold leaf engraving of the general on the front board.

Light foxing; rear hinge starting; light scuffing of boards; else near fine condition. Beautiful!

Longstreet, James. FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX. Philadelphia: 1896. Limited (1st) edition, 690p., illustrated, maps. Howes-L451.

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Peer through history at Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet, whose steady nature and dominating figure earned him the nicknames 'War Horse,' 'Bulldog,' and 'Bull of the Woods.' Years after the war, Longstreet's reputation swung between Confederate hero and brutish scoundrel. A dutiful soldier with a penchant for drink and gambling, Longstreet spoke little but inspired many, and he continues to fascinate Civil war historians.

From Manassas To Appomattox Longstreet

In his memoir From Manassas to Appomattox, Longstreet reveals his inner musings and insights regarding the War between the States. Ever the soldier, he skims over his personal life to focus on battle strategies, war accounts, and opinions regarding other officers who were as misunderstood as him. The principle subordinate under General Robert E. Lee, Longstreet provides several accounts of Lee's leadership and their strong partnership.

From Manassas To Appomattox

James Longstreet Memoirs

An invaluable firsthand account of life during the Civil War, From Manassas to Appomattox not only illuminates the life and ambitions of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, but it also offers an in-depth view of army operations within the Confederacy. An introduction and notes by prominent historian James I. Robertson Jr. and a new foreword by Christian Keller offer insight into the impact of Longstreet's career on American history.