Monday, November 26, 2007

The War Horse

This is a nice portrait of General James Longstreet. Robert E. Lee called Longstreet his "Old War Horse". Historians consider Longstreet one of the best corps commanders in the Civil War. After the Civil War, he applied for a pardon from President Andrew Johnson. Johnson refused to pardon him, stating, "There are three persons of the South who can never receive amnesty: Mr. Davis, General Lee, and yourself. You have given the Union cause too much trouble."

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