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Gainesville in Hall County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Site of the Home of General James Longstreet

 
 
Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 20, 2012
1. Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker
Inscription. Lee’s “Old War Horse.”
 
Erected 1936 by Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) and the United Daughters of the Confederacy (U.D.C.).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 34° 18.867′ N, 83° 49.567′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Georgia, in Hall County. Marker is at the intersection of Longstreet Circle and Park Hill Drive, on the left when traveling east on Longstreet Circle. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville GA 30501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hall County Sesquicentennial (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Emmett Ethridge Butler (approx. 0.9 miles away); George Washington (approx. one mile away); Federal Building (approx. one mile away); Dedicated to the Veterans of 1898 - 1902 (approx. one mile away); First Private Mint Templeton Reid Mint (approx. one mile away); U.D.C. Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. one mile away); Lt.-Gen. James Longstreet (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gainesville.
 
Regarding Site of the Home of General James Longstreet. General
Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 20, 2012
2. Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker
A statue of General Longstreet stands at the top of the hill in the distance, where his home stood.
Longstreet's home burned in April 1889 under what were described as "mysterious circumstances."

The Wikipedia biography of General Longstreet is at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Longstreet
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 20, 2012
3. Site of the Home of General James Longstreet Marker
The rear of the marker stone, looking toward the intersection of Longstreet Circle (left) and Park Hill Drive (right).
General James Longstreet Statue image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, October 20, 2012
4. General James Longstreet Statue
The life-sized statue standing on the site of General Longstreet's home was erected in October 2001. It was sculpted by Gregory Johnson, endowed by the estate of the late L. Denton Hadaway, and erected by the General James Longstreet Chapter 46, United Daughters of the Confederacy, of Gainesville. General Longstreet has his foot on an ammunition box, with his order book in his hand.
General James Longstreet image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
5. General James Longstreet
The photograph was taken after the Civil War.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 594 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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