James Longstreet

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Birthday
8, 1821
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jan 2, 1904 (82)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1821
Birthplace
South Carolina
Death Date
Jan 2, 1904 (82)

About

Confederate general who served in the American Civil War. He was affectionately referred to by fellow Confederate General Robert E. Lee as his "Old War Horse."

Before Fame

He attended the United States Military Academy at the same time as George Pickett and Ulysses S. Grant.

Trivia

He found in the Mexican-American War before the American Civil War broke out.

Family Life

He married Maria Louisa Garland, the daughter of his regimental commander, in March 1848.

Associated With

He was well-liked among his classmates and made friends with a number of future Civil War heroes, including Ulysses S. Grant.