James Longstreet: The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy


“Few figures from the American Civil War have generated more controversy than Confederate general James Longstreet. As the senior officer present at Pickett’s Charge, he has been blamed by many, particularly in the South, for the decisive Confederate defeat at Gettysburg. Other scholars have cited his exemplary combat record during the Civil War and looked to rivals within the Confederate hierarchy or his post-war support for the Northern-based Republican Party as sources for the criticism leveled at him. Richard L. DiNardo and Albert A. Nofi have assembled some of the top Civil War and Longstreet scholars to fully examine this still-controversial topic.”


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Publication Information

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  • Creator Richard L. Di Nardo and Albert A. Nofi
  • Publisher Da Capo Press
  • Year 1998
  • ISBN 10 0938289969
  • ISBN 13 978-0938289968

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  • Article Title James Longstreet: The Man, The Soldier, The Controversy
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date March 23, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 17, 2019