General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier (S&s PB)
Simon & Schuster, December 1994. Trade Paperback. Used - Acceptable. Item #267272
General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. "General James Longstreet" sheds new light on the controversial commander and the man Robert E. Lee called "my old war horse."
An outstanding battlefield commander, James Longstreet was called 'my old war horse' by Robert E. Lee. But Longstreet's role at Gettysburg sullied his reputation forever. Wert uses unpublished memoirs and diaries to restore a balanced view of the career of one of America's great soldiers. 16-page photo insert. As is. Soiling, remainder mark.