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James Longstreet

James Longstreet
South Carolina

James Longstreet's hesitancy and differences of opinion with Robert E. Lee have often marred his historical image. Although generally respected for his military prowess, he is often blamed for the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg for allowing Pickett's charge to occur. Yet Longstreet remained a prominent national figure after the war. In 1880, the West Point graduate and prosperous businessman was named U.S. minister to Turkey.

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