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James Longstreet
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Military Personnel
    (January 8, 1821-January 2, 1904)
    (January 8, 1821-January 2, 1904)
    Graduated from West Point (1842)
    Served in the Mexican War as a Major (1846–1848)
    Resigned U.S Army to join the Confederate Army (June 1861)
    Lieutenant General and right hand man to General Lee during the American Civil War
    Served as ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
    Served as U.S Commissioner of Railroads (1897 to 1904)
    Lee referred to him affectionately as his 'Old War Horse.'
    He often clashed with the higher ranking General Lee about battle tactics.
    He lost 7,000 men in one hour during a futile charge at Gettysburg (1863).
    He campaigned with fellow Generals to have Braxton Bragg removed as Army of Tennessee commander and lost (1863).
    He was good friends with his enemy's commander, General U.S. Grant.
    He converted sides and religion post war, becoming both a Union member and a Catholic.
    He was commonly known as 'Old Pete,' by his friends.
    Virginians blamed him for losing the Battle of Gettysburg to the Union.
    He fought well at both Battles of Bull Run.
    During the Seven Days Campaign, Longstreet had operational command of nearly half the Army of Northern Virginia (1862).
    He showed a talent for defensive fighting, preferring to position his troops in strong defensive positions and compel the enemy to attack him and eventually weaken.
    Troops under his command never lost a defensive position during the war.
    At Battle of Antietam, he held his position against enemies twice his number (1862).
    At the Battle of Fredricksburg, 10,000 Union soldiers fell while Longstreet's men lost but 500 (1862).
    His seige of Suffolk allowed his army to collect much needed supplies (1863).
    He argued with Lee not to make a fatal charge at Gettysburg and was ordered to do so anyway, losing 7,000 troops. For years to come, he would bare the blame (1863).
    He defeated the US forces at The Battle Of The Wilderness and in doing so, was wounded and missed the remainder of the years fighting (1864).
    It took till 1990 for a memorial statue to be dedicated to him.
    After the Civil War he was the only Confederate General to join the Republican party.

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