Oh, Were They Just Knights of Peaceful Later Days . . .
General James Longstreet in his oft-maligned or oft-praised written requiem (depending on whose side you fall) of Confederate military history, From Manassas to Appomattox, labeled those who criticized his skepticism of Lee’s Gettysburg strategy as woeful ”knights of peaceful later days.” Longstreet understandably bristled at the hindsight offered by some who used the benefit of time and peace to criticize how he had challenged assumptions of Lee’s invulnerability. He equally resented commentary | Read More »