From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America (Google eBook)

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J. B. Lippincott Company, 1908 - United States - 698 pages
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Review: From Manassas To Appomattox

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

Longstreet's memoirs cover his participation in the American Civil War. He has included copies of several letters and orders pertaining to his service under Lee's command. Read full review

Review: From Manassas To Appomattox

User Review  - Pnewk62 - Goodreads

More boring, cover your backside than Grant but a great insight into a war and some of the people. Read full review

Contents

I
13
II
29
III
42
IV
59
V
64
VI
72
VII
81
VIII
103
XXIII
306
XXIV
322
XXV
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XXVI
346
XXVII
362
XXVIII
385
XXIX
426
XXX
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IX
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X
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XI
141
XII
153
XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXXI
445
XXXII
461
XXXIII
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XXXIV
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XXXV
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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Page 617 - The results of the last week must convince you of the hopelessness of further resistance on the part of the Army of Northern Virginia in this struggle. I feel that it is so, and regard it as my duty to shift from myself the responsibility of any further effusion of blood, by asking of you the surrender of that portion of the Confederate States Army known as the Army of Northern Virginia.
Page 548 - Resolved by the Congress of the Confederate States of America, That the thanks of Congress are due, and...
Page 203 - The army will resume its march to-morrow, taking the Hagerstown road. General Jackson's command will form the advance, and, after passing Middletown, with such portion as he may select, take the route...
Page 329 - In one word, I would not take any risk of being entangled upon the river, like an ox jumped half over a fence and liable to be torn by dogs front and rear, without a fair chance to gore one way or kick the other.
Page 622 - Then there is nothing left me but to go and see General Grant, and I would rather die a thousand deaths.
Page 203 - General McLaws, with his own division and that of General RH Anderson, will follow General Longstreet; on reaching Middletown he will take the route to Harper's Ferry, and by Friday morning possess himself of the Maryland Heights and endeavor to capture the enemy at Harper's Ferry and vicinity.
Page 620 - I desired to know whether your proposals would lead to that end. I cannot, therefore, meet you with a view to surrender the Army of Northern Virginia : but, as far as your proposal may affect the Confederate States...
Page 620 - GENERAL, I received at a late hour your note of to-day. In mine of yesterday I did not intend to propose the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, but to ask the terms of your proposition.
Page 619 - We had, I was satisfied, sacred principles to maintain and rights to defend, for which we were in duty bound to do our best, even if we perished in the endeavour.
Page 584 - ... Sincerely desiring to leave nothing untried which may put an end to the calamities of war, I propose to meet you at such convenient time and place as you may designate, with the hope that upon an interchange of views it may be found practicable to submit the subjects of controversy between the belligerents to a convention of the kind mentioned. In such event I am authorized to do whatever the result of the proposed interview may render necessary or advisable.

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