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Longstreet: A supportive view

Bob Krick’s criticism of Longstreet better comports with the general’s work at Knoxville, where he was defeated after a cursory inspection following many days of dithering. But, of course, there’s a positive side to Lee’s war horse as well. And … Continue reading

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Reprise: Confederate shell jackets

Some of Longstreet’s First Corps received new shell jackets from the state of North Carolina when their train stopped en route from Petersburg, VA, to Ringgold, GA, in the late summer of ’63. “Wasn’t made well, I came to find … Continue reading

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