"Longstreet: Lee”s Old Warhorse
by Drew Hodges, North Pulaski CWRT
James "Pete" Longstreet served in Florida, in the Mexican War (1 wound,
2 brevets), in garrison, and on the frontier against the Indians before
resigning June 1, 1861. He was appointed Brig. General in the C.S.A. on
June 17, 1861.
Was he brave? Was he aggressive? Was he lacking in the knowledge
of warfare? Was he dilatory? Or was he just a good soldier who
Most of all why did Lee turn to him again and again? Come listen
to Drew Hodges as he tells us about another Confederate General who is revered
by some and maligned by others.
THANKS TO Dr. Dan Sutherland of the Uni-versity of Arkansas, Fayetteville,
for his excellent presentation last month, Guerilla Warfare. Dan”s
informative talk addressed the subject he calls ?the desperate side of
PROGRAMS TO COME: (LINK HERE)
November 25, 2003--Rob MacGregor, Little Rock, Jefferson Davis, Before &
After the Civil War.
December, 2003--No meeting.
January 27, 2004--TBA
February 24, 2004--TBA
March 23, 2004--Jim Woodrick, Jackson, Miss. CWRT, TBA.
April 27, 2004--Dr. William Shea, UA-Monticello, TBA
May 25, 2004--Cal Collier, Towson, Md., TBA
June 22, 2004--TBA
July 27, 2004--Gaylord Northrop, Sherwood, Command & Control in Confederate
August 24, 2004--Supt. Ralph Jones, Fort Gibson, Okla., The Battle of Honey
September 28, 2004--Dr. Tom DeBlack, Arkansas Tech, Fire & Sword: Arkansas
October 26, 2004--TBA
November 23, 2004--TBA
PAST PRESIDENT DON HAMILTON picked up litter, cut, clipped and mulched the
CWRT L.R. battle monument area at the intersection of E.Roosevelt and Fourche
Dam Pike before the SCV Motorcyle Fund Raiser event, which made stops at all the
sites on the Little Rock Campaign Trail. He also painted the iron fence
which member George Davis made and installed on both sides of the monument in
connection with the Rotary project. Thanks, Don! (He”s also past
chairman of the Central Arkansas Civil War Heritage Trail, and a recipient of
the RT's Pat Cleburne Award.)
Ted Birndorf (L), president of The Civil War Round Table, in Chicago,
presents the group's Allan Nevins-Douglas Southall Freeman award to Jerry L.
Russell (R) of Little Rock at its October 10 meeting in Chicago. The Civil
War Round Table was the first Round Table to be organized--in December 1940--and
it inaugurated the award in 1986, to pay tribute to persons who have made
significant contributions to Civil War History. Bruce Catton was the first
SEE YOU TUESDAY NIGHT for Drew Hodges on Longstreet.
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