Who We Are (and why you should join us.)
The 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.
The Longstreet Society cares for the General's grave at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, GA 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 six 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.
|C.J. Clarke IV
|Doug Smith Jr.
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.
We are a 100% volunteer run and staffed organization and are funded entirely by membership fees and donations. Please join. Please donate.