January 18, 1821
Notable James Longstreet Quotes
"I hope to live long
enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side
with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and
then I will die happy."
"Why do men fight who
were born to be brothers?"
"If the blame (if
there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help
him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that
all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go
there and shall remain there."
"I do not want to make this charge. I do not see
how it can succeed. I would not make it now but that
General Lee has ordered it and expects it." (said shortly before