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The Life of James Longstreet

Summary: Confederate general James Longstreet (1821-1904) is considered one of the Civil War's interesting commanders. An 1842 graduate of West Point who served in the U.S. Army until 1861, Longstreet fought for the Confederacy in a number of major campaigns, including the Seven Days battles, Second Manassas, and Antietam.
One of the Civil Wars interesting commanders was James Longstreet. Longsteet was his parent's fifth child, and was born on January 8, 1821 in Edgefield, South Carolina. His parent's names were James Longstreet and Mary Anne Dent. They were married in 1814. Longstreet grew up around the woods and ridges of North Georgia where Indians were a recent memory and buckskins and long rifles were common sight. As a boy he enjoyed swimming, hunting, and fishing.

Longstreet had some rough edges that never disappeared. He knew his manners but could be coarse when no ladies were around. He was sometimes casual, even slovenly about his appearance and would never be mistaken for an aristocrat. Longstreet was self-reliant and very strong, as well as an excellent horseman and marksman. He was warm and friendly and made friends easily. He liked to play games and have fun.

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