James Longstreet

Portrait of James Longstreet

4th President of the Confederate States
February 18, 1879 - February 18, 1885

Predecessor: Judah P. Benjamin
Successor: Joseph E. Johnston
Vice President: Fitzhugh Lee

3rd Vice President of the Confederate States
February 18, 1873 - February 21, 1879

Predecessor: Judah P. Benjamin
Successor: Fitzhugh Lee
Born: January 8, 1821
Edgefield District, South Carolina
Died: January 2, 1904
Gainesville, Georgia
Political Party: Democrat

James Longstreet (January 8, 1821 – January 2, 1904) 4th President of the Confederate States was one of the foremost Confederate generals of the War for Southern Independence and the principal subordinate to General Robert E. Lee, who called him his "Old War Horse." He served under Lee as a corps commander for many of the famous battles fought by the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern Theater, but also with Gen. Braxton Bragg in the Army of Tennessee in the Western Theater. Biographer and historian Jeffry D. Wert wrote that "Longstreet ... was the finest corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia; in fact, he was arguably the best corps commander in the conflict on either side."

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