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Name Longstreet, James

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Report - 1914.001.00015

Report of Returns for Army of East Tennessee under Lieut. Genl. James Longstreet, December 31, 1863 Physical Appearance: The report is an abstract of returns from the Army of East Tennessee, dated December 31, 1863, made by Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones to Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, commanding. Lists number of officers and enlisted men under each division. 1) McLaws Division: Kernshaw Brigade, Humphrey Brigade, Wofford Brigade, Bryan Brigade 2) Hoods Division led by Genl. Jenkins. Law Brigade, Benning Brigade, Anderson Brigade, Robertson Brigade. 3) Buckners Division led by Brig. Genl B.R. Johnson: Fulton Brigade, Gracies Brigade, Vaughn Brigade. 4) Calvary Corps lef by Genl. W. J. Martin:

REPORT - 1925.072.00024a-b

Report and Typescript of Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett's Report on the Battle of Boonsboro to Major A. Coward, November 6, 1862 Physical Appearance: 1925.072.00024a. November 6, 1862 - R[ichard] B[rooke] Garnett, at Camp near Culpeper C[ourt] H[ouse], V[irgini]a, to Major A[sbury] Coward, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral], to Brig[adier] Gen[era]l D. R. Jones - Submits "report of the part taken by Pickett's Brigade of Gen[era]l D. R. Jones' Division, which I commanded at the battle of Boonsboro, [Maryland]." Garnett's command consisted of the 8th, 18th, 19th, 28th, and 56th Virginia Infantries. Signed "R. B. Garnett" Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. 6 pp. Marks: "G-390"

Letter - 1950.036.00018

Henry Heth Papers: James Longstreet to Henry Heth, May 10, 1869 Physical Appearance: May 10, 1869 - James Longstreet at New Orleans, Louisiana to General Henry Heth - Concerns placing correspondence from Heth to a Mr. Ficklin at the St. Charles Hotel, where he generally stays in New Orleans. Signed, "James Longstreet."

Letter - 1950.036.00019a

Henry Heth Papers: Henry Heth to James Longstreet, February 1876 Physical Appearance: February [--], 1876 - [Henry Heth] at Washington, D. C. to General James Longstreet, Gainesville, Georgia. Requests Longstreet to put in writing comments he made regarding July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg. Unsigned. Includes an engraved envelope with "War Department, Antietam Battlefield Board. Official Business" as return address. Written on the envelope in ink, "Correspondence - Gen. Heth & Longstreet / Gettysburg." Written on the envelope in pencil, "My letter to Genl. Longstreet / Longstreet's reply."

Envelope - 1950.036.00019b

Henry Heth Papers: Envelope associated with Henry Heth to James Longstreet, February 1876 Physical Appearance: Engraved envelope associated with Henry Heth to James Longstreet, February 1876. "War Department, Antietam Battlefield Board. Official Business" as return address. Written on the envelope in ink, "Correspondence - Gen. Heth & Longstreet / Gettysburg." Written on the envelope in pencil, "My letter to Genl. Longstreet / Longstreet's reply."

List - 1950.036.00032

Henry Heth Papers: List of Active and Honorary Pall Bearers Physical Appearance: [n.d.] [ca. 1899] - At the top of the page - handwritten list of active pall bearers. Active list contains 6 names: Robert Lee, E. F. Renick, Charles Moore, Frank Nash, L. H. Finney, Sr., and Richard K. Campbell. At the bottom of the page - handwritten list of honorary pall bearers. Honorary list contains 8 names: James Longstreet, Lindsay Lomax, A. A. Armstrong, General Rucker, James Morgan, Judge Haynes, J. L. M. Curry, and M. C. Butler.

Letter - 1955.006.00001a

James Longstreet to R. F. Smith, October 23, 1885 Physical Appearance: October 23, 1885 - James Longstreet at Gainesville, G[eorgi]a, to R. F. Smith, Esq[uire], [C/o Meyer Brothers Drug Company], Kansas City, M[iss]o[uri] - Encloses a newspaper article [not present] from "The [Weekly] Philadelphia Times" in response to a letter dated October 18 from Smith. States that the he had the articles published in his own defense, against those who were trying to place the blame for the defeat at Gettysburg on him. Notes that his purpose was not to criticize [General Robert E.] Lee but "repeated attacks forced me to publish my own account." Signed "James Longstreet." The cover (envelope) for t

Envelope - 1955.006.00001b

James Longstreet to R. F. Smith, October 23, 1885 Physical Appearance: Envelope associated with letter from James Longstreet at Gainesville, G[eorgi]a, to R. F. Smith, Esq[uire], [C/o Meyer Brothers Drug Company], Kansas City, M[iss]o[uri], October 23, 1885 The envelope for the letter is postmarked, "Gainesville / Oct / 24 /1885 / Ga." Half of a brown, 2-cent George Washington remains attached. Return address, "Return to / (lined through) United States Marshal, / (lined through) Atlanta, Ga / if not delivered within ten days. / (written in pencil) Gen. James Longstreet." Addressed to, "R. F. Smith, Esq. / C/o Meyer Bros. Drug Co. / Kansas [City] / Mo."

Clipping, Newspaper - 1955.006.00002

Annals of the War. Chapters of Unwritten History. The Campaign of Gettysburg. A Narrative of General Lee's Advance Into Pennsylvania, from the Inception of the Movement to Its Disastrous Close, Including an Account of the Battle of Gettysburg, with a Review of the Campaign. Physical Appearance: Saturday, November 3, 1877 - Newspaper clipping, from "The Weekly Philadelphia [PA] Times," Vol[ume] 1, No. 36. Pp. 1-2. Contains article, "Annals of the War. Chapters of Unwritten History. The Campaign of Gettysburg. A Narrative of General Lee's Advance Into Pennsylvania, from the Inception of the Movement to Its Disastrous Close, Including an Account of the Battle of Gettysburg, with a Review

Copy, Reprographic - 1969.007.00001

Brevet Major James Longstreet to Robert Pickett, February 3, 1854 Physical Appearance: [February 3, 1854] - Photostat copy of a letter from B[reve]t Major James Longstreet at Washington, D[istrict of] C[olumbia], to Mr. [Robert] Pickett, [Sixth & Leigh Streets, Richmond, Virginia] - Gives an account of Pickett's son, then B[reve]t Capt[ain], Geo[rge] E[dward] Pickett's service with the 8th [U. S.] Infantry in Mexico - landing at Vera Cruz and all the fighting at Cerro Gordo, Cherebusco, Molino del Rey, Chpultepec, and San Cosnie gate / Mexico City. Notes that Brevet Captain Picket did not have opportunity to distinguish himself at Cerro Gordo but did so in conduct, gallantry, and zeal in

Letter - 1989.015.00036

Lieutenant General James Longstreet to General Robert Edward Lee, March 28, 1865 Physical Appearance: March 28, 1865 - James Longstreet at Headquarters, 1st Army Corps, A[rmy of] N[orthern] V[irginia], to General R[obert] E[dward] Lee, Commanding &c. - Informs Lee that General [Martin Witherspoon] Gary's and the Texas scouts report that Sheridan's forces have crossed the James River, cavalry picket at New Market Heights, and Kautz's command to still be on this side of the river. Signed, "J. Longstreet" Lieutenant General.

Letter, Original - 2015.022.00001

Letter: original letter written by General James Longstreet to General John Winder. Dates Sept. 9th, 1863. Richmond, VA. Transcription: Hd Qrs. Sept 9th 1863 General Your letter and the man Wilson are received. The circumstances attending Wilson's trip and statements seem decidedly suspicious. So much so that I have thought proper to return him to you. All that I know about him is through Mr. Harrison who was sent me last spring by the Hon. Secy of War for secret service. Mr. Harrison has frequently mentioned having obtained valuable information from Mr. Wilson who was until lately in the War Dept in Washington. But Wilsons statements have been so conflicting (in the statements sent

Orders, Military - CML-JL.1

Head Quarters, Longstreet's Division, General Orders, No. 10, June 2, 1862 Physical Appearance: June 2, 1862 - Head Quarters Longstreet's Division, General Orders, No. 10} - Congratulates Major General Daniel Harvey Hill's troops for their "handsome" conduct at the battle at Seven Pines. Regretfully notes the few regiments who abandoned their ranks to plunder. Directs that those troops, with the except of the few regiments that plundered, inscribe "Seven Pines" on their regimental banners. Notes that the 14th Virginia Infantry in Major General Huger's division may inscribe "Seven Pines" on its banner as well. By command of Major General James Longstreet. (Signed) G. M. Sorrel, A[ssistant

Orders, Military - CML-JL.2

Head Quarters, Longstreet's Division, General Orders, No. 18, June 2, 1862 Physical Appearance: June 2, 1862 - Head Quarters Longstreet's Division, General Orders, No. 18} - Congratulates Major General Daniel Harvey Hill's troops for their "handsome" conduct at the battle at Seven Pines. Regretfully notes the few regiments who abandoned their ranks to plunder. Directs that those troops, with the except of the few regiments that plundered, inscribe "Seven Pines" on their regimental banners. Notes that the 23rd Virginia Infantry in Brigadier General Armistead's brigade, Major General Huger's division may inscribe "Seven Pines" on its banner as well. By command of Major General James Long

Orders, Military - CML-RBG.31

Special Order, No. 11, from Robert E. Lee to Brig. Gen. Garnett and others, Department of Northern Virginia, January 11, 1863 Physical Appearance: January 11, 1863 - [Header] Head Quarters, Department [of] Northern Virginia, [Extract.] Special Order, No. 11, [Paragraph] III} Assigns three officers to an Officer Review Board for Brigadier General Cadmus M. Wilcox's Brigade, Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Corps - Brigadier General R[ichard] S. [sic, Brooke] Garnett, Brigadier General J[ames] L. Kemper, and Brigadier General M[icah] Jenkins. By command of Gen[era]l [Robert Edward] Lee. Signed "W. H. Taylor" A[ssistant] A[djutant] General. 1 page. At bottom, written in red, "For Brig. Ge

LETTER - CML-REL.175

Robert E. Lee to James Longstreet, May 25, 1866 Physical Appearance: May 25, 1866 - Copy of letter from Robert E. Lee at Lexington, Virginia, to James Longstreet, [New Orleans, Louisiana] - Graciously turns down a "proposition" made by Longstreet. States he will remain at Washington College until he has accomplished all he can and then will try to find something else more profitable for his family. Wants nothing more than food and clothing for himself. Sends numerous autographs as requested. Mentions seeing "Garland" often during walks but rarely at home. Comments that his daughters may not be attractive enough for "Garland." Signed by R. E. Lee. 1 page, photocopy. Note the word "C

Dispatch - CML-RHC.32

Lieutenant General Thomas J. Jackson to Brigadier General Robert H. Chilton, January 17, 1863 Physical Appearance: January 17, 1863 - Thomas Jonathan Jackson, Lieutenant General, at [no location given] to Brigadier General Robert Hall Chilton, Assistant Adjutant & Inspector General - Concerns possibility of enemy attack at Fredericksburg. Signed, "T. J. Jackson," L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l. A note written along the top reads, "In reply to mine in absence of Gen[era]l Lee, stating Longstreet's apprehension of attack at Fredericksburg."

Photocopy - CML-TML.14

Brigadier General Thomas Muldrup Logan: Letters and Pay Voucher Physical Appearance: Photocopies of wartime letters, pay voucher, telegram, and special order pertaining to Brigadier General Thomas Muldrup Logan: December 13, 1864 - Letter from J[ames] Longstreet at Head Quarters 1st Corps, A[rmy of] N[orthern] V[irginia], to Gen[era]l S[amuel] Cooper, A[djutant] & I[nspector] G[eneral], Richmond, [Virginia] - Recommends Colonel [Thomas Muldrup] Logan for promotion to Brigadier General. States that Logan served in his command from July 1862 to ~March 1864. Acknowledges the "enviable reputation" Logan earned in East Tennessee operations, notably in November 1863 in his pursuit of the en

Photocopy - CML-TML.15

Brigadier General Thomas Muldrup Logan: Letters and Pay Voucher Physical Appearance: Photocopies of wartime letters, pay voucher, telegram, and special order pertaining to Brigadier General Thomas Muldrup Logan: December 24, 1864 - Letter from R[ichard] S[toddert] Ewell at Head Q[uarte]rs, Dep[artmen]t of Richmond, to Gen[era]l S[amuel] Cooper, A[djutant] & I[nspector] Gen[era]l, [Richmond, Virginia] - Encloses a recommendation from L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l [James] Longstreet for promotion of Colonel T[homas] M[uldrup] Logan to Brigadier General. Concurs with the recommendation. (Signed), R. S. Ewell, L[ieutenan]t Gen[era]l. {Official 'copy', Signed, T. O. Chestney, A[ssistant] A[djut

Orders, Military - FIC2015.00423

Orders, handwritten; Special Orders No. [missing], October 17, 1861, Thomas Jordan, A.A.G. by Command of Gen. Beauregard to Captain Lay ; regarding outposts for Army; orders for Major Genl. Earl Van Dorn, Brigadier General Bonham, Major General Longstreet; 9 7/8" x 7 7/8"