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Taft Speaks in TTisconsin.
Tanyop?e. Wis., Dec. 20.?Former
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A STRONG DEFENSE
OF GEN. LONGSTREET
Coi. 0. G. Tnompson, in Laurensville
It was with no purpose to keep, or
begin anew, an agitation over those
j old charges, started up long after the
! r\? aiiit frrao r u'or oHrvnt T
. \SA\J OC V/U.X ?> 1. C "Ul, tV^VTUV AJVU^
street's having blundered at Gettysburg
that I wrote the article that appears
in the October number of the
Confederate Veteran. I have neither
the time nor inclination for tnat sort
of thing now. But, as Bill Arp was
wont to say, 'Uhey won't hush."
Please publish what Dr. Douthat, an
officer of Pickett's division, says, and
a'so ^Corporal Smith's card? a witness
for each side. Of those who survive,
of both sides, most if not quite all
would give similar testimony. It has
been.left to those who never "had any
experience at the front to keep up
this misleading perversion of history.
These things are of interest to alii survivors,
especially to those of Longstreet's
corps, and to a great many of
the younger generation.
Dr. Douthat is an acknowledged historical
authority on Gettysburg, as :ie
was in the battle and has thoroughly
Following is my articie which apnparWi
in t"he recent of th^ Con
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A review of the article by W. H.
Thompson in the June number of the
Veteran prompts me to make this defense
of my old commander. I give
Mr. Thompson due credit for his laudatory
description of Longstreet, as a
iloyal, stubborn fighter. This commendation
is in happy contrast to the
mass of embittered literature in which j
IxHigstreet's critics have dealt with j
the subject, "Who Lost Gettysburg?"
There is, however, a vein running
through the article that is suggestive
of "damning with faint praise."
Now, as to Gettysburg, I shall menHrvn
5AVPTA.1 fao.ts whirh onsht to con-'
vince not only those who had experience
at tne front, but the younger
generation also, that their existence
would have been utterly inconsistent
with the theory of Longstreet's being
responsible, or in an]}- manner at fault,
for the failure at Gettysburg.
First, Longstreet was second in command
of (he grand Army of Northern
'Virginia, leading the first great corps.
If for any cause Lee had been disabled,
Longstreet would "haiv? been in
command of th army; certainly temporarily.
vrna? becomes of our exalted
I estimau- -of the ueerk:S& Lee and of the
j Confederate authorities who would reI
lain in command an officer of higai
j rank after such a blunder or insubordination
(seme say treason) as
Longstreet is charged with at Gettysburg?
Secondly, if Longstreet had been
guilty, as his critics charge, why was
tnere not some criticism at the time,
some court of inquiry, suspension from
command or court-martial?
Thirdly, does noi every survivor who
had experience at the front know that
had Ixjngstreet been guilty of the half
that has been charged the rank and file
I would have 'Heard and known of it?
| Was there ever during the war an offi>
cer of rank guilty of a great blunder
or defection in any of our battles but
every private knew of it? Who of the
First corps or any other corps aver
heard of these baseless charges until
after General Lee's death?
Fourthly, let's see now what followed
this allaged blunder or defection
Joust sixty days from Gettysburg,
Longstreet, the "old war horse"
of Lee, was leading as fine a bodiy of
troops as ever organized for battle?
the division of Hood and McLaws?
to Clhickamauga's bloody field, there to
command' the left wing of the army in ]
the only great ivictory won in the
West. Following Chickamauga, he was
tendered the command of the Army of
Tennessee, which, for well-known' reasons,
'ne declined. ;
I Mr. Thompson says he was slow at
! Chickamauga and Knoxville. I was
- - ' ? - J- 1- -J.-U Tirv. ? ^ #+<" ?
with my command at oom. who vi
old corpse ever heard of his heing
slow at either place? He also says
Longstreet was ordered to reach the
field at daylight on the second day of
Lhe Wilderness; that he "came down
the turnpike, at 9 o'clock. Field's Texi
ans leading." If his orders were to
reach the Held at daylight, he was very
nearly on time/ Leaving our bivouac
j at 2 a. ni. cn that eventful 6th of May,
! Longstreet swept down the plank road,
| with Kershaw's South Carolinian^
j leading, and into the tempest of fire
at sunrise, fixing bayonets as we filed
to the right of the road just in time to
stpm the tide of Hancock's onset.
iio revert to Gettysburg, much has
been written about a famous sunrise
order that Longstreet failed to carry
out. General Langstreet has disproved
: this by Lee's staff officers. There is
nothing to show that Lee expected
him to move in the morning Moreover,
his troops were within a mile of Lee's
headquarters. The evil effect of any
delay on his part was also fully offset
by Sickle's projection of the Federal
j left in a salient angle toward Lon^??
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street's line, so that an attack in the
.aLeiiioon threatened the Federal left
j much more seriously than a morning
' attack would have done. Longstreet
did not order Pickett's charge on July
3. Lee ordered it against IxHigstreet's
In a hitherto unpublished collection
of Lee's letters and dispatches which
belongs to Mr. Wymberly Jones DeR^nne*
of ;W?rmsloe. G-a.. much can
be found throwing light on or "bringing
into clearer light'" Lee's intentions,
plans and opinions during the three
pears in which he led the Army of
Northern Virginia. It has been said
that the letter in the collection whicJi
possesses the greatest historical value
is the one which Lee wrote to President
Davis discussing the failure of
the Gettysburg campaign. It was a
private communication and preceded
by nine days the formal letter made
public at the time, in which Lee asked
to be relieved as ccjmmander of the
Army of Northern Virginia. In the earlier
confidential statement jie might
have been tempted to put on other
shoulders the blame for defeat if he
had felt that blame could be justly
shifted. Yet he stood nobly by his impulse
and honest declaration to Pickett
on July 3, on the latter's return from
his famous ciiarge: "It was all my
fault." Lee was not looking for scapegoats;
he never looked for them. He
wrote to Davis on July 31, 1863: "No
blame should be attached to the army
fc % its failure to accomplish what was
pre .cted by me ,nor should it be censured
for the unreasonable expectation
of the public. I alone am to blame,
perhaps, in expecting too much in its
prowess and valor. It, however, ia
.m,7 opinion, achieved under the guidance
of the Most High a genuine suci
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Levi's, luuugLL K uiu uui. niu ** i J .
I thonght at the time that the latter
was practicable. I still think that if
all tilings toad worked together it
would have been accomplished. But
with the knowledge I then had and in
the circumstances I was then placed
I do not know what better course
could have pursued. With my present
knowledge, and could I have foreseen
that tne attack on the third day
would have failed to drive the enemy
from his position, I should certainly
have tried some other course. What.
the ultimate result would have beem
is not so clear to ine."
Stuart has 'been blamed because his.
cavalry was out of touch with. Lee's
army for six 'day?, from June 27 t?
I July 2; Ewell has been assailed ber
'*! :- d'd not attack Cemetery Hill
and Gulp's Hill late in the afternoon of
i; out was riga: dn holding
I that the Arm;.- cf Northern Virginia
I was not to b.anie ana mat his subordi
nate commanders were not to blame
for the defeat. He expected too much
of the "prowess and valor" of his
| troops. He was defeated, not because,
phis plans were wron&- in-'conception or
w nt wrong in execution, but bscause
ihe was fighting against an army weil
handled and possessed of a new spirit
since it realized that it had at last
found a dependable leader.
Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 8, 1915.
0. G. Thompson, Laurens, S. C.:
Have read your article in the Veteran.
No one in the North believes
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fault. I was in July 2, 4 p. m. battle.
We saw Sickles' blunder. Longstreet.
made a brilliant fight. Go to Gettysburg
and see that field, well worth.
your while. Yours truly,
Corporal Jbhn L. Smith,
118th Penn. Regt.
Huntington, W. Va., Oct. 12,1915.
Dear Comrade Thompson:
I have just read your excellent arti-.
cle in the October Confederate Veteran
and I want to thank you for having
written and published this defense of
our o-d commander of tiie First Army
corps. For 13 years I have been defending
Longstreet against those who
j saiy that he was the cause of our losing
Gettysburg. I do this especially in
my second lecture, "The Seven Great
Mistakes Made by the Confederates at
Gettysburg," in which I show thai tiie
failure there was not due to any one
! ms,n or set of men:
| My first lecture is entitled the "The
Grandeur and Glory of Gettysburg."'
,(The .third is "The Wonderful Reunion
of 1913." I am expecting to be in your
, region in January. and shall hope to
meet you face to face and have pleasj
ant communion .witn you.
| Long live my Comrade 0. G. Thomp;
son. Yours truly.
R. V/. Douthat.
Deaths From Pellagra.
There were 1,306 deaths from pellagra
in South Carolina between January
1st and October 31st of this year,
| giving an annual death rate of 81.2
per 100,000 inhabitants, according to
figures submitted by the bureau of
' vital statistics, of which C. Wilson
Miller is chief clerk. According to
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CUIOI" itiiU SCA tiic iu?vu ???
number of deaths from pellagra is as
follows: White men, 144, rate ot 8.9;
white women, 278, rate of 17.3; negro
men, 263, rate of 16.4; negro women,
621, rate of 38.6.