James Longstreet’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jan 8, 1821

Death Date

Jan 2, 1904

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Jan 2, 1904


War Hero

The war hero James Longstreet died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Confederate general who served in the American Civil War. He was affectionately referred to by fellow Confederate General Robert E. Lee as his “Old War Horse.”

He married Maria Louisa Garland, the daughter of his regimental commander, in March 1848.



That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war.


General Pickett, finding the battle broken while the enemy was still reinforcing, called the troops off.


If the blame (if there is any) can be shifted from him to me, I shall help him and our cause by taking it. I desire, therefore, that all the responsibility that can be put upon me shall go there and shall remain there.


A little before noon I sent orders to all my batteries to open fire through the streets or at any points where the troops were seen about the city, as a diversion in favor of Jackson.


The town caught fire in several places, shells crashed and burst, and solid shot rained like hail.