r, and my school-days were passed there, but the appointment to West Point Academy was from North Alabama.
My father, James Longstreet, the oldest child of William Longstreet and Hannah Fitzrandolph, was born in New Jersey.
Other children of the marriage, Rebecca, Gilbert, Augustus B., and William, were born in Augusta, Georgia, to the Conqueror.
Marshall Dent married a Magruder, when they migrated to Augusta, Georgia.
Father married the eldest daughter, Mary Ann.
Grandfather William Longstreet first applied steam as a motive power, in 1787, to a small boat on the Savannah River at Augusta, and spent all of his private means upon that idea, asked and opinion, which I hope you will excuse, and I shall remain, either with or without your approbation,
Your Excellency's most obedient and humble servant, Wm. Longstreet. Governor Telfair.
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