James Longstreet Quotes

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James Longstreet Quotes

This is a hard fight and we had better all die than lose it.
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Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.

— James Longstreet

If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there.

— James Longstreet

General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.

— James Longstreet

A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson.

— James Longstreet

The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.

— James Longstreet

This is a hard fight and we had better all die than lose it.

— James Longstreet

I do not want to make this charge. I do not see how it can succeed. I would not make it now but that General Lee has ordered it and expects it.

— James Longstreet

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