One would have thought he was vindicated because he was right about Gettysburg. Even Gen Lee admitted he should have followed Longstreets advice. So sad that the history books are only now acknowledging that.
Cleb Longstreet said:November 5, 2012 6:10 pm PST
Ive enjoyed his last name as my unofficial pen name for years. Anyone who studies the general understands precisely how good of a commander he really was. I call him, the Chuck Horner of his day. He exuded logic in times when others failed.
The voice of reason, he knew exactly when to change tactic when it escaped Lee in his toughest hour...and was promptly dismissed by the same narrow minds he was tasked to defend only to be exonerated later.
Tremendous corps commander. He deserves the recognition that evaded him in life
Ronald Tribble said:November 4, 2012 11:30 pm PST
Member of General James Longstreet Camp Number 1289, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and proud to be associated with this great man, even if in name only.
Gary Donaldson said:November 1, 2012 1:27 am PST
Is there anyone else who claims a relationship to General Longstreet? By the reckoning of my family tree, he is both my 3rd cousin 5x removed, and 4th cousin 4x removed, as we have two sets of grandparents in common.
Bob Cload said:August 24, 2012 11:57 am PST
"The next time we met was at Appomattox, and the first thing that General Grant said to me when we stepped inside, placing his hand in mine was, "Pete, let us have another game of brag, to recall the days that were so pleasant." Great God! I thought to myself, how my heart swells out to such magnanimous touch of humanity. Why do men fight who were born to be brothers?"
--General James Longstreet talking about General Ulysses S. Grant after his death, New York Times, July 24, 1885.
Michael D. Longstreet said:August 6, 2012 10:30 am PST
History is finally redeeming his name as one of the best generals of his time.
D Smith said:May 25, 2012 3:21 pm PST
My wife ran into a Longstreet at her place of work in upstate New York. She recognized the name, and asked if the man was somehow related to the General. He was, as it turns out! He was tickled.
Shelby Foote treated the General very well in his three-volume civil war narrative. I enjoy reading about the General on-line.
Phillip Frazier said:April 28, 2012 7:47 pm PST
One great general, "Old warhorse"
Joe Whitaker said:April 23, 2012 1:33 pm PST
We are looking forward to this weekend 4/28 and 4/29 April. Bivouac and Dedication at The Piedmont. Please come join us.
David Pilcher said:March 24, 2012 11:08 am PST
Here Joe and I sit watching the first ever wedding event at the Piedmont. Perfect spring weather and about 80 guests!
Terry Petty said:February 16, 2012 8:56 pm PST
I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best.
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Mark L. Conkel said:January 10, 2012 9:50 pm PST
Happy Birthday to a fine officer and a true hero of the Reconstruction Era (and thereafter).
Marie Kiene said:January 10, 2012 8:05 pm PST
Birthday greetings in the memory of a true gentleman and fine officer. Truly a role model for generations to come.
Marcia Conaway said:January 10, 2012 7:03 am PST
My admiration for you and your conduct in the war and with your men is exemplary. Such should be an example today. Happy Birthday!
Regina Schuch said:January 9, 2012 5:19 pm PST
Happy Birthday to a true american hero and great soldier. May you always be remembered for the good that you did.
Nicki Peresich said:January 9, 2012 1:41 pm PST
Happy 191 Birthday General.!!! Having a personal relationship with the General and me, I know for a fact the General was at his hotel before. And note just one time, since
I've been there in 1999. How great is that.? The first time I went down, he came home with me. How great is that.???
Thank you for your realization of a man ahead of his time. Tom Abbott knows the General too.... Thank you and God Bless, Nicki
Charlie and Bertie Weik said:January 9, 2012 10:20 am PST
Wishing Happy Birthday wishes to our wonderful General Longstreet,so excited to being a new part of the Longstreet Society,and so honored to pay homage to such a brilliant,and loyal soldier,as a daughter and wife of a soldier,it is such a priviledge to now live in Gainesville,and have the opportunity to carry on a tribute to his memory!God bless his family,and so thankful for soldiers and men like him.Proud descendent of Thaadeus Dillard Bryson and Daughters of the Confederacy!
Fred Gosart said:January 9, 2012 7:20 am PST
Birthday greetings in memory of a great military leader. You have been & continue to be an inspiration to many.
Tom Abbott said:January 9, 2012 7:10 am PST
Happy Birthday to a true hero and the finest defensive soldier in our history!! A man ahead of his time.
Phyllis Pardue Wilson said:January 9, 2012 5:33 am PST
Happy Birthday to the finest officer in the Confederate Army and a hero to my grandfather who served as his artificer for 4 years.
Richard Pilcher said:January 9, 2012 3:29 am PST
Happy Birthday, General.
Arthur Romohr said:January 9, 2012 3:28 am PST
A sincere birthday greeting in memory of the good General and my compliments to all who have upheld his memory and reputation. Sincerely, Arthur Romohr
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