Full Name: James Longstreet |
Born: January 8, 1821
Place of Birth: Edgefield District, South Carolina
North or South: South
Other Professions: He was in Indian campaigns, the Mexican War, and resigned in June, 1861, He was an Insurance agent, a lottery supervisor, a US minister to Turkey, and he wrote memoirs.
War Service Highlights: He was in command of I Corps of Army of Northern Virginia.
Nickname: "Old Pete"
Died: January 2, 1904
Place of Death: Gainsville, Georgia
Interesting Facts: At age 12, his father died and his family moved to Somerville, Alabama. He became a close advisor to R. E. Lee. Critized by many former Confederates and then he got back with his book, From Manassas to Appomattox. He also had a talent for defensive fighting and he showed it.