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Cory M. Pfarr
Treet at Gettysburg is the perfect response to those that heap all the failures upon him for the Confederate loss Longstreet s attempts to heal the BROKEN SOUTH PUT A BULLSEYE ON South put a bullseye on and those writers as well as Confederate soldiers trying to cling to the Lost Cause mentality cast a lot of stones at Longstreet trying to seriously discredit him and his contributions Then he did the unspeakable he was honest about The Marble Man Robert E Lee on those faithful three days Mr Pfarr takes the reader through all of the arguments against Longstreet beginning with the march into Pennsylvania to Pickett s charge He skillfully takes apart each argument with skill and really compelling writing I enjoyed this book so much I asked our local library to order a copy for general usage Anyone who enjoys Civil War reading that enjoys James Longstreet as a general anyone that wants to see wrongs corrected or arguments skillful disassembled this is a book for you I can not recommend this book highly enough it is excellent and should be on every serious readers bookshelf By the way the book for Rosecrans is General Grant and the Rewriting of History How the Destruction of General William S Rosecrans Influenced Our Understanding of the Civil War by Frank P Varney Also an excellent book A Modern WarriorI was thrilled to read this worthy addition to my civil war collection Many thanks to the author for setting the record straight Civil war history and historians have come a long way Compelling review of Longstreet s actions during the Battle of Gettysburg including comparisons of post conflict Lee apologists and the second and third generation historians viz Freeman Catton Coddington and so forth who apparently accepted or agreed in these biased assessments Using contemporary after battle reports along with letters and a close reading of post conflict memoirs Pfarr persuasively argues that Longstreet has been unfairly pilloried in Civil War history through misrepresentation and fabrication of Gettysburg events in order to elevate the Robert E Lee ideal and bolster the Lost Cause myth Additionally Pfarr takes to task the later contemporary historians of the Civil War who either agreed in greater or lesser degrees with those earlier or assessments or who allowed themselves to be unduly speculative about the state of minds of men in command long since dead Neither does Pfarr descend into a ramshackle practice
of rudimentary psychology by giving credence to allegations of Longstreet s bruised ego or ealousy of TJ Jackson Organizationally Pfarr addressesrudimentary psychology by giving credence to allegations of Longstreet s bruised ego or ealousy of TJ Jackson Organizationally Pfarr addresses weeks preceding the events of July 1 3 1863 as well as reviewing each day in minute detail and I came away with a much improved conception of how the battle unfolded and how the Confederate generalship undermined its own operations eg not only Lee and the absent Stuart but Hill Ewell Lee s his own chief of artillery William Pendleton as well as his chief of scouts must bear heavy responsibility for actions that would weigh decisively against the. Racter assassination by his contemporaries after the war and persistently by historians in the decades since.
Read & Download Longstreet at GettysburgThis in depth high uality exposition achieves the objective of rebuking the unsubstantiated claims by many Civil War writers regarding James Longstreet at Gettysburg Pfarr s thorough research and analysis of primary unsubstantiated claims by many Civil War writers regarding James Longstreet at Gettysburg Pfarr s thorough research and analysis of primary in conjunction with critiues of modern historical works holds historians accountable by exposing blatant falsehoods biases and mere conjectures treated as fact over the years since Gettysburg while clearly pointing out the errors and positing alternatives that approach the topic with a refined and studied perspective The analysis and refutations contained in this text should encourage other historians to strive for truthful representations of history rooted in fact and reflective of honest unbiased study Longstreet at Gettysburg covers the Gettysburg campaign from the Confederate perspective noting perceptions of enemy force locations and strengths as well as discussions of strategy and alterations of those plans as events transpired Considerable focus is directed toward some of the major blunders that befell the Confederates especially the absence and failure of reconnaissance outside of Longstreet s control that had largely been omitted by writers intending to pin the defeat on Longstreet Taking each significant moment throughout the battle in turn Pfarr presents the critiues leveraged against Longstreet returns to original source material to identify the weaknesses in those arguments and guides the reader to a accurate conclusion of Longstreet s actions at those moments While ensuring the various shortcomings of the Confederates at Gettysburg were attributed appropriately Pfarr describes the battle in great detail supplementing
the prose with helpful maps depicting the Confederate and Federal forces throughout the three daysWhile Longstreet is appropriately portrayedprose with helpful maps depicting the Confederate and Federal forces throughout the three daysWhile Longstreet is appropriately portrayed genially in this work than others concerning the same topic Pfarr rightfully notes Longstreet s own erroneous assertions developed decades after Gettysburg rather than committing the same error of presenting a flawless unblemished character committing the same error of presenting a flawless unblemished character many of the refuted authors had done for both Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson The result is a scholarly dutiful and unbiased correction of historical chronicling of Longstreet s conduct at Gettysburg The text is also easily accessible to non historians and even skillfully piues one s general interest in the Civil War throughout the narrative Lastly Pfarr s work constitutes the noble task of restoring Longstreet s reputation as a loyal expert military leader during the war and as a humble devoted patriot afterward Longstreet at GettysburgAn excellent attempt at setting the record straight and rehabilitating the reputation of one of the wars greatest generals A wonderful book about a great and talented soldier Outstanding assessment of Longstreet s actions at Gettysburg Painstakingly goes through all the controversies and accusations Important contribution to the Gettysburg library Longstreet at Gettysburg A Critical Reassessment by Cory. This is the first book length critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet's actions at the Batt. M Pharr is indeed a critical reassessment and an impassioned defense of
General James Longstreet s performance during the Battle of Gettysburg Conventional viewsJames Longstreet s performance during the Battle of Gettysburg Conventional views the battle Pfarr holds blame the Confederate loss on Longstreet for being intentionally slow and petulant because General Robert E Lee wouldn t fight the battle using Longstreet s tactics and strategy Pfarr maintains that this view was formed by the Lost Cause school of Civil War History with Longstreet a convenient scapegoat because of post war "Views And An Unwillingness To "and an unwillingness to the blame at Lee s feet He takes a critical look at after action reports letters memoirs and
show that Longstreet t purposefully obstruct Lees plans and that he dutifully carried out Lee s plans often with Lee at his side or very close by He takes a critical look at post Gettysburg actions and the relationship between Longstreet and Lee after Gettysburg to show that Longstreet retained Lee s confidencePerhaps there will be those that accuse Pfarr of a lack of objectivity but I found that he compared and contrasted primary materials from a variety of observers along with official after action reports and took a reasoned look at the battle itself and the actions of the participants I have long thought that many authors have been unfair toward Longstreet and that Lee as commander of the Army of Northern Virginia bore most of the blame for the failure at Gettysburg through errors of tactics and strategy and command errors so I m glad to see that someone has done such a detailed examination and analysis I truly hope that Pfarr s work leads to a balanced view of what happened at Gettysburg A fascinating examination of Longstreet s actions at Gettysburg Pfarr s work should assist in moving scholarship forward to remove some of the Lost Cause baggage the general has carried for almost 150 years Very informative comprehensive but concise and well written defense of Longstreet at Gettysburg The focus of this book is what the author sees as unfair criticism of James Longstreet s performance at Gettysburg A group of Confederate officers went after Longstreet when the war ended and much of their criticism stuck over the years This book attempts to defend Longstreet s work on July 2nd and 3rd It does a decent ob of itOn Day 2 of Gettysburg Longstreet s First Corps minus Pickett s Brigade fought very well The leadup to the battle carries uestions about Longstreet he was slow moving his troops to get into position he had to double back because of a mistake in the route that his troops were taking could well have been a staff problem and not Longstreet s error and could not carry out Lee s orders In almost fifty years of civil war reading I have always felt it odd that two generals one Union and one Confederate were always demeaned by historians Granted these warriors were not perfect but there seemed to be issues beyond their war records The Union general is William Rosecran the Confederate is General James Longstreet Mr Pfarr s book Longs. Le of Gettysburg The author argues that Longstreet's record has been discredited unfairly beginning with cha. .To Show That Longstreet