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James Longstreet

Robert E. Lee's "Old War Horse," General James Longstreet (1821-1904) was born in South Carolina, graduated from West Point in 1842, and resigned from the U.S. Army when his native state seceded from the Union. Longstreet commanded troops at several major Civil War battles, including Gettysburg. He surrendered with Lee at Appomattox, and after the war joined the Republican Party, supporting rights and freedoms for former slaves, a stance that made him deeply unpopular with many former...See more