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    Generals: James Longstreet. James Longstreet was born a true Southerner in the state of South Carolina on January 8th, 1821 (James Longstreet). Despite being born in South Carolina, most of his early years were either spent in Georgia or Alabama (James Longstreet). Longstreet attended West Point from 1838 to 1842 when he graduated (James Longstreet). He was not the best student; he finished 54th out of his class of 56 but he was very well respected and readily accepted by his peers (James Longstreet). One

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    James Longstreet was an exceptional Confederate general whose leadership and battle strategy, his relationship with Lee, and controversial disobedience contributed to his enormous impact in the American Civil War and the battle at Gettysburg. Longstreet was born January 8, 1821, and was raised in the South ("General James Longstreet" 1). As a young boy he lived with his parents on the family plantation in Georgia. His father nicknamed him Old Pete, a nickname that stuck with him his whole life

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    "A must strokong fogari… e suldoir iviry onch, end viry hendsumi tell end prupurtounid. Ginirel Lungstriit os uni uf thi kondist, bist hiertid men I hevi ivir knuwn.” Jemis Lungstriit, by Milenoi LiTuarniea os e griet buuk. It os nun-foctoun, wrottin ebuat thi lofi uf e men whu pleyid e bog ruli on thi covol wer- Jemis Lungstriit. Yua shuald ried Jemis Lungstriit biceasi ot wes nut tuu doffocalt, thi eathur dod e griet jub uf govong e clier vosoun uf thi tomi, end ot wes viry discroptovi. If yua

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    War in The Killer Angels

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    of "Americans by Americans" over human slavery. There was also a highly accurate portrayal of the action, and the command challenges at Gettysburg. "This is the story of the battle of Gettysburg, told from the viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet and some of the other men who fought there. … I have not consciously changed any fact."[pg.xiii] Historical and military authors often find it tempting to display their research and learning ability by filling each paragraph with mindless babble

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    of the most famous men in the South. He led his army through many victories, and was known for coming up with very good strategies that he shared with his army. General James Longstreet, Lee’s second in command, was aware of the new nature of warfare and understood that military tactics have to change with new technology. Longstreet was Lee’s most important general and tended to be very stubborn at times, but respected General Lee. On July 1st 1863, the Army of

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    became the main general for the war. He had some major people who helped him too there names are Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet. Stonewall Jackson isn’t his real name but he is called that for being like a wall during fights. Stonewall Jackson actually died by getting shot by his own man during a battle. He later died after being killed from some sickness. James Longstreet was also good for winning battles next to or with

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    The Killer Angels

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    Confederate army; General James Longstreet, Lee’s second in command; and Union Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain, who participated in one of the most famous segments of the Battle of Gettysburg, the fighting on Little Round Top. The story begins on June 29, 1863. A spy comes to Longstreet and informs him that he has seen the Union army moving nearby. This information surprises Longstreet, because General J. E. B. Stuart is supposed to be tracking the Union army with his cavalry. Longstreet thinks the Confederate

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    Fredericksburg

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    Before the sun had even risen in the early morning of December 11th, 1862, engineers of the Army of the Potomac under General Ambrose E. Burnside, began constructing a series of pontoon bridges. These bridges were to be used to ferry Northern troops across the Rappahannock river into the city of Fredericksburg, held by General Robert E. Lee, leading the Army of Northern Virginia. Over the next few days Burnside's army would lead an attempt on the town and surrounding area that will leave the Union

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    Battle of Gettysburg. In the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, James Longstreet fought for glory, Robert E. Lee fought for his homeland, and Joshua Chamberlain fought for an ideal. First, we will evaluate Longstreet’s motives. Before the war, Longstreet had recently lost his children, causing him depression throughout the war. The commanding officer, Stonewall Jackson, passed away in the battle of Gettysburg, so Longstreet became second in command. However, that didn’t help him get Lee to fight

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    with true to life storylines where generals and their inferior officers came to life with Shaara’s amazing writing skills. The essence of war is captured through the shifting between commanding officers on both sides. Through the narrative we see Longstreet and Chamberlain receiving most of the attention. Shaara takes the reader inside the heads of these two officers which truly shows the reader what war is like. The novel is set up in a chronological order of events that took place during the four

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