James Longstreet Quick Facts

James Longstreet

Name Meaning

James is of Hebrew origin
meaning “he who supplants”

Vital Stats

Birthday:  January 8th, 1821
Birth Name:  James Longstreet
Birthplace:  Edgefield District, SC
Height: 6′ *
Date of Death:  January 2nd, 1904
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Cause:  Pneumonia
Place of Death:  Gainesville, GA
Nationality:  American
Ancestry:  Dutch
Occupation before Civil War:
Officer in U.S. Army
Occupation during Civil War:
General in Confederate Army
Occupation after Civil War:
Various government positions
including U.S. Marshal,
Ambassador to the Ottoman
Empire, and U.S. Commissioner of
Railroads

Major Battles:

First and Second Bull Run,
Peninsula Campaign, Antietam,
Fredericksburg, Gettysburg,
Chickamauga, Siege of Knoxville,
Wilderness, Siege of Petersburg,
Appomattox Campaign

Relatives

Father: James Longstreet (1783-1833)
Mother:  Mary Ann Dent Longstreet (1793-1855)
Sister: Anna (1814-1839)
Brother: William (1817-1889)
Sister: Sarah (1818-1818)
Brother: John (1819-1819)
Sister: Henrietta (1822-1864)
Sister: Rebecca (1824-1881)
Sister: Julia (1826-1854)
Sister: Eliza (1828-1914)
Sister: Maria (1829-1881)
Sister: Sarah Jane (1831-1920)

Romance

Married:  Maria Louisa Garland Longstreet 3/8/1848
(3/16/1827-12/29/1889)
Married: Helen Dortch Longstreet 9/8/1897
(4/20/1863-5/3/1962)

Children

Son: John Garland Longstreet (1848-1918)
Son: Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1850-1862)
Son: William Dent Longstreet (1853-1854)
Son: James Longstreet (1857-1862)
Daughter: Mary Anne Longstreet (1860-1862)
Son: Robert Lee Longstreet (1863-1940)
Son: James Longstreet (1865-1922)
Son: Fitz Randolph Longstreet (1869-1951)
Daughter: Louise Longstreet (1872-1957)

* “In person he is about six feet high, weighs two hundred pounds,
wears a heavy brown beard and is considered a fine looking man.”
The Portrait Monthly: Containing Sketches Of Departed Heroes,
And Prominent Personages Of The Present Time, Interesting
Stories, Etc, Volume 1

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1 Response

  1. Cindy says:

    OMG, these information are so helpful for my History research project!!!

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