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James Longstreet

Longstreet, James (1821–1904), Confederate general in the U.S. Civil War, who fought at Fredericksburg and Antietam. His delay in the attack at Gettysburg (1863), where he was second in command, is generally thought to have been decisive in losing the battle. He also fought in the last defense of Richmond, Va.

See also: Civil War, U.S.

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