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James Longstreet: The Civil War's Modern General

James Longstreet has long been one of the most controversial generals of the American Civil War. In this talk Retired Lt Col Harold M. Knudsen, author of James Longstreet and the American Civil War: The Confederate General Who Fought the Next War, suggests that he was also its most modern military thinker. He looks at some of Longstreet’s operations and uses his own training and experience in the US Army to compare them to 20th century military doctrine; and suggests that while not the sole agent of change away from Napoleonic methods, his contributions were significant and executed on a large scale.

Here is Harold Knudsen's talk is now on our youtube channel. Here is the link:


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