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James Longstreet

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I cannot help but think that great results would have been obtained had my views been thought better of; yet I am much inclined to accept the present condition as for the best.

— James Longstreet

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A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson.

— James Longstreet

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As full lines of battle could not be handled through the thick wood, I ordered the advance of the six brigades by heavy skirmish lines, to be followed by stronger supporting lines.

— James Longstreet

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Bad as was being shot by some of our own troops in the battle of the Wilderness, - that was an honest mistake, one of the accidents of war, - being shot at, since the war, by many officers, was worse.

— James Longstreet

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Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.

— James Longstreet

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General Grant had no fixed plan of campaign beyond the general idea to avoid the strong defensive line occupied by General Lee behind Mine Run, and find a way to draw him out to open battle.

— James Longstreet

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General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.

— James Longstreet

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I fancy that no good ideas upon that campaign will be mentioned at any time that did not receive their share of consideration by General Lee.

— James Longstreet

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I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy.

— James Longstreet

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In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.

— James Longstreet

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Longstreet argued that a reinforced army under Bragg could defeat Rosecrans and drive toward the Ohio River which would compel Grant to break his hold on Vicksburg. Joseph Hooker and arriving Union troops from the Eastern Theater in a disadvantageous position. In his memoirs Longstreet described his reaction to Lee's proposal:

This was written years after the campaign and is affected by hindsight both of the results of the battle and of the postbellum criticism of the Lost Cause authors.

Government as a diplomat civil servant and administrator. "
Longstreet's talents as a general made significant contributions to the Confederate victories at Second Bull Run Fredericksburg and Chickamauga in both offensive and defensive roles. Authors of the Lost Cause movement focused on Longstreet's actions at Gettysburg as a primary reason for the Confederacy's loss of the war.

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