"I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom. I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients." Gustave Courbet

29 July 2019


In 1902, Longstreet was attending West Point for its 100th anniversary. While sitting on the porch of the old West Point hotel, he saw his former cavalry commander in East Tennessee, Joseph Wheeler, approaching. Wheeler had served in the Spanish American war in 1898 and was dressed in the blue uniform of a general. "Joe", Longstreet allegedly remarked, "I hope almighty God takes me before he does you, for I want to be within the gates of hell to hear Jubal Early cuss you in the blue uniform."

Charles A. Mills, from Civil War Graves of Northern Virginia

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