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November 23 , 2007

James Longstreet

Before Manassas & After Appomattox


"Anyone interested in Confederate General James Longstreet will find this book to be a must-read. It gives new and well-documented information about his boyhood in Georgia and Alabama; about his decisions in New Orleans; about his dedication to the Republican cause; and about his final years in Gainesville, Georgia." – Richard Pilcher, Founding President, The Longstreet Society

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"James Longstreet is best known for his generalship during the Civil War. Less well known, however, is the life he lived before and after the great conflict. Sawyer masterfully tells the story of Longstreet’s whole life, and how this man of national significance chose to live and die in Gainesville, Georgia." – Glen Kyle, Executive Director, Northeast Georgia History Center

"Lt. General James Longstreet was commander of General Robert E. Lee’s famed First Corps, and the one Lee fondly called ‘my old War Horse,’ yet Longstreet lost favor among many Southerners in the days after The War. It seems he thought it best to let The War be a part of the past and rejoined the U.S. political structure. The Reconstruction imposed by the North made it very difficult for the Southerners to do that. This book tells why and how, after more than a century, he is regaining much of his lost glory." – Jeane Parker, Past President, General James Longstreet Chapter #46, United Daughters of the Confederacy

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