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General James Longstreet, From Manassas to Appomattox, Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. (search)
Chapter 1: the Ante-bellum life of the author. Birth Ancestry school boy days appointment as cadet at the United States military Academy graduates of historic classes assignment as brevet Lieutenant gay life of garrison at Jefferson Barracks Lieutenant Grant's Courtship annexation of Texas Army of observation Army of occupation camp life in Texas march to the Rio Grande Mexican War. I was born in Edgefield District, South Carolina, on the 8th of January, 1821. On the paternal side the family was from New Jersey; on my mother's side, from Maryland. My earliest recollections were of the Georgia side of Savannah River, 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, the adopted ho