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 commanders in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."
Today in history: May 23, 1900 Sergeant William Harvey Carney becomes the first African American to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for his heroism on May 23, 1863 in the Assault on the Battery Wagner during the Civil War.
Clifton B. Cates, Verdun, April 1918 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Photograph of future Commandant of the Marine Corps Clifton B. Cates in World War I. The inscription on the photograph reads: "Taken at Verdun Apr 1918". From the collection of Clifton B. Cates/COLL3157, United States Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections