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James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse.

James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.

- On this day in Confederate General James Longstreet is born near Edgefield, South Carolina. Longstreet became one of the most successful generals in the Confederate army.

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James Longstreet - Confederate general of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

James Longstreet: “My heart was heavy… That day at Gettysburg was one of the saddest of my life. I foresaw what my men would meet and would gladly have given up my position rather than share in the responsibilities of that day" History Pics, Us History, James Longstreet, My Heart Is Heavy, War Photography, Civil War Photos, American Spirit, Gettysburg, American Civil War

Voices of the Civil War: Leaders “My heart was heavy… That day at Gettysburg was one of the saddest of my life. I foresaw what my men would meet and would gladly have given up my position rather than share in the responsibilities of that day" From Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume III, p. 343 and 345. Published in New York by The Century Co., 1887-1888. All four volumes are available online at Archive.org #gettysburg

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General Robert E. Lee, in the early years of the war was unmatched as a tactician, and after his victories in 1862 and early 1863, he seemed unbeatable. The First Corps of his army was commanded by the competent James Longstreet, affectionately called “my old warhorse” by General Lee.

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