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James Longstreet

Fought For: Confederacy

Born: January 18, 1821
Died: January 2, 1904

Horse: Hero

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 Pickett's Charge)