By Katcher Ph., Hook R.
Osrpey's exam of the commanders of the yank Civil battle (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy have been very principally items of an identical specialist backgrounds as their rivals in Union blue - certainly, a lot of them have been former West element classmates and brother officials within the pre-war US military, who had served jointly at the frontier or within the Mexican battle. by way of box adventure they have been additionally just like the majority of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded a lot as a brigade prior to 1861, they usually needed to examine by means of trial and mistake. a few whose pre-war checklist had promised a lot have been to fail the try out of struggle; a few extra vague officials have been to upward push to the problem remarkably. this primary of 2 volumes dedicated to the accomplice generals info the careers, personalities and visual appeal of 25 commanders who made their names in general with the military of Northern Virginia within the japanese theater of warfare.
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He was present at Appomattox for the final scene of the war. Those who served with Longstreet often fell under his quiet spell. Captain Thomas Goree, a Texan on his staff, wrote in August 1861: "Genl Longstreet is one of the kindest, best hearted men I ever knew. Those not well acquainted with him, think him short and crabbed, and he does appear so except in three places: 1st, when in the presence of ladies, 2nd, at the table, and 3rd, on the field of battle. " Those who had only a slight acquaintance found Longstreet off-putting.
He is buried in the Quaker Burial Ground in that town. Lee (see Plate DI) was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on 19 January 1807, the fifth child of Revolutionary War hero "Light Horse Harry" Lee. His father lost all his money and then died when Lee was 11 years old. While one brother went into the US Navy, Lee chose West Point, graduating second in the class of 1829 without a demerit on his record. Commissioned into the Engineers, Lee was sent to work on various seacoast forts until the Mexican War (1846-48).
He was found not guilty of all but one specification, and Jefferson Davis disapproved the court's findings and ordered McLaws restored to duty. In the heated exchange of letters that followed Longstreet, backed by Lee, threatened to resign rather than have McLaws in his command. Rather than allow this to happen, McLaws was assigned a backwater post in Georgia. He thereafter served under Joseph Johnston, finally surrendering with him at Greensboro, North Carolina. Major Robert Stiles wrote: "McLaws was rather a peculiar personality.