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Gen. James Longstreet

Gen. James Longstreet

James Longstreet was another important Confederate general to Robert E. Lee. Longstreet was born in 1821 in Georgia, and he was one of the few high officers in the army not from Virginia.

He was sometimes nicknamed "Old Pete" and was a stubborn man who always spoke his mind. Lee called Longstreet "my old war horse."

Gen. Longstreet believed in defensive warfare and did not support the invasions into the North.

After the loss at Gettysburg, Longstreet no longer thinks the South can win the war, but stays with Lee until the surrender at Appomattox. After the war he becomes a Republican and helps to rebuild the South. He dies in 1904 at the age of 83.

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