This item lees old war horse the life and career of general james longstreet set up a giveaway customers also shopped for page 1 of 1 start over page 1 of 1 this shopping feature will continue to load items in order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. General lees old war horse refers to general james longstreet he was also known as old pete it was today january 8th in 1821 that general james pete longstreet was born in south carolina. Hundreds of monuments soon sprouted across the southern landscape many honoring soldiers far less important and accomplished than longstreet but none honored lees old war horse that changed in the summer of 1998 when supporters dedicated an equestrian statue on seminary ridge at gettysburg. Called old pete and my old war horse by gen robert e lee longstreet was lees trusted advisor and friend but after the war longstreet became the target of many lost cause attacks. General robert e lee often referred to longstreet as the staff in my right hand and affectionately called him the old war horse lees confidence in longstreet was proven by longstreets performance at the bull runs fredericksburg and antietam
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