|If this website has been useful to you, please consider
making a Donation.
Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do
more research. Thank you for your support!
Civil War Soldiers - Longstreet
|LONGSTREET, JAMES, Alabama.
Lieutenant colonel, infantry, C. S. A.. March 16, 186l.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 17, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 7, 1861.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., October 9, 1862.
Brigade composed of the First, Seventh, Eleventh and Seventeenth
Virginia Regiments Infantry, being the Fourth Brigade, First Corps,
Army of the Potomac. Division composed of the brigades of Kemper,
Pickett, Willcox, Anderson, Pryor and Featherston, Army of Northern
Virginia. Commanding First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from
August 13, 1862, to August 15, 1863. At battle of Fredericksburg,
November 19, 1862, corps composed of the divisions of Anderson,
Pickett, Ransom, Hood and McLaws, and the artillery battalions of
Colonels Alexander and Walton. In October, 1863, commanding corps in
the Army of Tennessee, composed of the divisions of McLaws, Preston,
Walker, Hood and Bushrod R. Johnson, and the artillery battalions of
Alexander, Williams, Leyden and Robertson. Pickett's Division also
constituted a part of this Corps. Commanding, from December 5, 1863,
until April l2, 1864, the Department of East Tennessee. Commanding
First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, January 13, 1865.
Longstreet, James, born in South Carolina, appointed from Alabama
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1838; graduated fifty-
fourth in a class of fifty-six.
Brevet second lieutenant, Fourth Infantry, July 1, 1842.
Second lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, March 4, 1845.
First lieutenant, February 23, 1847.
Regimental adjutant, June 8, 1847, to July 1, 1849.
Captain, December 7, 1852.
Major and paymaster, July 19, 1858.
Brevet captain, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious services
in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, and
Major, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the
battle of Molino del Rey.
Resigned June 1, 1861.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898