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Lee and Longstreet at high tide : Gettysburg in the light of the official records
Loại tài liệu: Book
Mã tài liệu: TL000025065
Mã ngôn ngữ: en
Tác giả: Longstreet, Helen Dortch, d. 1962.
Thông tin xuất bản: The author
Tình trạng vật lý: 318 p.
Từ khóa: Longstreet, James, 1821-1904., United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865, Hoa Kỳ -- Lịch sử -- Nội chiến, 1861-1865, Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 -- Tiểu sử, Tướng -- Tiểu sử
Danh mục: Sách, Lịch sử, Nhân văn
Năm xuất bản: 1904
Số sách còn lại: Không giới hạn
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Tóm tắt theo nội dung: Longstreet, who had no middle name, was born on January 8, 1821, near Edgefield, South Carolina, but was raised in Georgia and Alabama. He was graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1842 and won repeated brevet promotions for conspicuous bravery during the Mexican War (1846–1848). On March 8, 1848, he married Maria Louisa Garland, and the couple had ten children, five of whom lived to adulthood. Longstreet served mainly on the western frontier during the 1850s, rising to the rank of major. He owned a small number of slaves and showed no interest in politics. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Longstreet resigned his commission and entered Confederate service as a brigadier general. During the war he rose to the rank of lieutenant general and won consistent praise while serving under Lee, with whom he developed a lifelong friendship. Longstreet fought in all of Lee's major battles of 1862 and 1863 except Chancellorsville (1863), when he led two divisions on a foraging expedition to the south that included a brief siege of Suffolk, Virginia. He opposed Lee's plans at Gettysburg in July 1863, but risked his life recklessly in their execution. Following Lee's defeat, Longstreet led reinforcements to the Western Theater and contributed to the Confederate victory at Chickamauga (1863). He performed poorly, however, as subordinate to Confederate general Braxton Bragg during the Chattanooga Campaign (1863), and as an independent commander he failed to capture Knoxville, Tennessee, during the subsequent fall and winter. Recalled to Virginia in the spring of 1864, Longstreet was wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of the Wilderness within only a few miles of the spot where Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson had been similarly wounded the year before. Jackson soon died, whereas Longstreet returned to service in October, participating in the Petersburg Campaign and the endgame at Appomattox in April 1865.
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