Lee and Longstreet.
[from the Richmond times, June 14, 1896.]
Editor of the Times:
Sir,—I have read the review of General Longstreet's book, From Manassas to Appomattox, by the London Daily Telegraph, with much interest.
We naturally feel anxious about the conclusions of the impartial and unbiased foreign student of history concerning the events of the war between the States, and especially as to his estimate of the leaders on the Southern side.
This review, however, apppears to me to have been suggested by some one nearer home; and, as I read between the lines, I fancy that I hear the partisan here prompting the reviewer over there.
Who on the other side of the Atlantic could claim to be so well informed of public sentiment in Virginia during the eventful years of 1862 and 1863 as to be able to assert that controversy raged high in Richmond between the followers of Lee and Johnston as to their relative merit, which is a great exaggeration, or to say that Longstreet wa