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by National Book Auctions
January 6, 2013, 12:00 PM EST | Ithaca, NY, US    Live Auction

Lot 3098: James Longstreet FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX 1896 First Edition U.S. Civil War Memoirs Confederate General Gettysburg Fredericksburg (251 views)

James Longstreet FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX 1896 First Edition U.S. Civil War Memoirs Confederate General Gettysburg Fredericksburg
Estimate: $70 - $200
Description: Title: From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America Author: James Longstreet - 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. 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." 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. He also performed strongly during the Seven Days Battles, the Battle of Antietam, and until he was seriously wounded, at the Battle of the Wilderness. His performance in semiautonomous command during the Knoxville Campaign resulted in a Confederate defeat. His most controversial service was at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he disagreed with General Lee on the tactics to be employed and reluctantly supervised the disastrous infantry assault known as Pickett's Charge. He enjoyed a successful post-war career working for the U.S. Government as a diplomat, civil servant, and administrator. However, his conversion to the Republican Party and his cooperation with his old friend, President Ulysses S. Grant, as well as critical comments he wrote in his memoirs about General Lee's wartime performance, made him anathema to many of his former Confederate colleagues. 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. His reputation in the South was damaged for over a century and has only recently begun a slow reassessment. Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company City: Philadelphia Year: 1896 Printing Information: First Edition Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: xxii/13-698 pages Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5" Book Details: Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and gray, silver and gilt hand and sabre design on the front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing to rear cover. Front hinge is cracked. Title page displays light smudging. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait and plates. For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $7.50
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Lot 3098: James Longstreet FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX 1896 First Edition U.S. Civil War Memoirs Confederate General Gettysburg Fredericksburg
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