James Longstreet

James Longstreet

Civil War (Confederate) · Confederate Army · Lieutenant General

James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) 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."

Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848)
Conflict Period

Mexican-American War

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Rank

Captain

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Served For

United States of America

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Civil War (Confederate) (1861 - 1865)
Rank

Lieutenant General

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Service End Date

May 1864

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Service Start Date

17 Jun 1861

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Conflict Period

Civil War (Confederate)

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Branch

Confederate Army

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Served For

United States of America

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