First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
West Confederate Avenue south of Millerstown Road
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Army of Northern Virginia
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Lieutenant General James
Commanding First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
January 8, 1821--January 2, 1904
Born in Edgefield
District, S. C. Graduated from West Point 1842,
Served as lieutenant with the 8th U. S. Infantry in the Mexican War
and brevetted major for gallantry, Battle of Molino del Rey. Resigned
commission as major, U. S. Army May 1861. Appointed brigadier general
Confederate States Army, June 1861. Promoted to major general, CSA
October 1861. Promoted lieutenant general CSA, October 1862. Gen.
Robert E. Lee's second in command and ranking lieutenant general
in the Army of Northern Virginia. Gallantly led troops in battles at
First Manassas, the Peninsula, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg,
Gettysburg, Chickamauga and Knoxville. Wounded at Battle of the
Wilderness, May 1864. Returned to duty during the Union siege of
Petersburg and present with Gen. Lee at surrender of army at Appomattox.
Buried at Alta Vista Cemetery, Gainesville, Ga.
"Ah! here is Longstreet;
here's my 'Old War-Horse.' "
Gen. Robert E. Lee (September 17, 1862)