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 Posted: Wed Jun 6th, 2012 04:03 pm
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Old Blu

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BHR62 wrote: My view of Early is that he was a bitter guy that just refused to reconcile with the US Government. Anybody that did was a traitor.

Longstreet buried the hatchet with the North....joined the Republican party and dared to bash Lee in some of his decisions. Longstreet stated that nothing would make him prouder than to see Yank and Reb vets marching side by side down Pennsylvania Avenue celebrating the end of the war. After Early's death in the 1890's Longstreet met with Wheeler. Wheeler rode up to Longstreet in his Spanish-American War blue uniform. Wheeler was a general in the US Army then. Longstreet commented that he hoped he dies before Wheeler so that he can hear Early screaming traitor at Wheeler from hell.

I take this to be an opinion only because he was forgiven as all the other Confederate Soldiers and was a good American after that.

He went to Mexico because he didn't know what was going to happen. Then went to Canada for the same reason.

Last edited on Wed Jun 6th, 2012 04:05 pm by Old Blu

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