The Longstreet Society was formed in 1994
to honor the life of
Lt. General James Longstreet, CSA.
Within just a few years, the Society had over 500 members in 42 states and six countries.
President - Peter Claymore
Vice President- Vince Evans
Treasurer - Joe Whitaker
Secretary - Bruce Glover Past President - Richard Pilcher
C. J. Clarke
Douglas E. Smith
Longstreet Society Membership Card
Longstreet Society is made up of men and women from all over the world
who share a respect for General Longstreet. The Society has preserved
and restored the remaining portion of the General's Piedmont Hotel in
Gainesville, Georgia which serves as the Society's headquarters and
includes a museum room, a library of Civil War era and local history
books and a great room which hosts Society and community meetings and
events. The hotel is open several days each week to welcome visitors and
to offer tours to individuals, small groups and school groups.
Longstreet Society cares for the General's grave at Alta Vista Cemetery
in Gainesville, sponsors an annual seminar at battlefields that were
prominent in Longstreet's Civil War career, presents an annual bivouac
at the Piedmont and sponsors other educational events and programs.
Funding for these endeavors comes from membership dollars, donations and merchandise sales. All members receive the Longstreet Society News
which is published four times a year. Members also receive discounts to
the annual seminar, admission to the bivouac and other special offers.
Individual and family memberships are good for one year. Lifetime memberships have no expiration date.