James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." Longstreet served in both the Eastern and Western theaters. Post-war he had a successful career in politics, serving in several posts under US Grant. (West Point - Class of 1842.)

James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." Longstreet served in both the Eastern and Western theaters. Post-war he had a successful career in politics, serving in several posts under US Grant. (West Point - Class of 1842.)

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James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.

James Longstreet was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater.

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The equestrian statue of General James Longstreet is southwest of Gettysburg along West Confederate Avenue in Pitzer's Woods. (39.805726° N, 77.256549° W; map)

The equestrian statue of General James Longstreet is southwest of Gettysburg along West Confederate Avenue in Pitzer's Woods. (39.805726° N, 77.256549° W; map)

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James Longstreet - Confederate general of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia.  Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

James Longstreet - Confederate general of the American Civil War and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

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Grave Marker- James Longstreet, Confederate general. Longstreet's remains are buried in Alta Vista Cemetery. He outlived most of his detractors, and was one of only a few general officers from the Civil War to live into the 20th century.

Grave Marker- James Longstreet, Confederate general. Longstreet's remains are buried in Alta Vista Cemetery. He outlived most of his detractors, and was one of only a few general officers from the Civil War to live into the 20th century.

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On October 17, 1864, Confederate General James Longstreet re-assumed command of his corps in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

On October 17, 1864, Confederate General James Longstreet re-assumed command of his corps in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

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