Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet

Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet (HMGSE)

Location: Gainesville, GA 30501 Hall County
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N 34° 17.919', W 83° 49.524'

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This was the post-war home of General Longstreet, whom General Lee called his "Old War Horse".

Born in South Carolina January 8, 1821, Longstreet grew up at Augusta. The family moved to Alabama, and he entered West Point from that state, graduating in 1842. He played a gallant role in the Mexican War, and in 1861 resigned from the United States Army to serve the Southern Confederacy.

Under Lee his capable performance of duty caused Longstreet's rapid promotion to Lieutenant General.

After the War President Ulysses S. Grant, who had married Longstreet's cousin, Julia Dent, made him Surveyor of Customs at New Orleans. He also served as Supervisor of Internal Revenue, Postmaster at Gainesville, Minister to Turkey, United States Marshall and United States Railway Commissioner.

He married first Maria Louise Garland of Virginia on March 8, 1848; Second Helen Dortch of Atlanta, September 8, 1897. He died January 2, 1904.
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number069-1
Year Placed1953
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 10:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 239958 N 3798885
Decimal Degrees34.29865000, -83.82540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 17.919', W 83° 49.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 17' 55.14" N, 83° 49' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)678, 404, 770
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 220 Main St SW, Gainesville GA 30501, US
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