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James Longstreet letter to Robert Custer

James Longstreet letter to Robert Custer

Descriptive Summary

Title: James Longstreet letter to Robert Custer
Creator: Longstreet, James, 1821-1904
Inclusive Dates: 1897 January 21
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s) (1 letter)
Collection Number: ms536
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

James Longstreet (1821-1904) graduated from West Point in 1842, and served in the Mexican War. He was appointed Brigadier General in 1861, and was promoted to Major General in the same year. Following his promotion Longstreet commanded a division of six brigades–the nucleus of what would eventually become the First Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia.

For more information, see the article James Longstreet (1821-1904).

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter: dated Gainesville, Georgia, January 21, 1897, to Robert Custer, signed James Longstreet, regarding requests for bibliographic material and letters of General Robert E. Lee.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

James Longstreet letter to Robert Custer, ms536, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Custer, Robert -- Correspondence
Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 -- Correspondence

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letter, 1897 January 21