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              [newspaper clipping]
  General JAMES LONGSTREET, of Georgia, who
succeeds Mr. MAYNARD as Minister to Turkey, is
well known as one of the bravest and most capa-
ble officers in the Confederate service during the
war of the rebellion.  Born in South Carolina in
1820, he removed at an early age with his parents
to Alabama, from which State he was appointed
to the United States Military Academy in 1838.
Four years later he was graduated, and entered
the army as a lieutenant of infantry.  He distin-
guished himself in the Mexican war, engaging in
all the principal battles up to the storming of
Chapultepec, where in the assault upon the castle
he was severely wounded.  In June, 1861, he re-
signed from the United States army to join the
Confederacy.  After the war General LONGSTREET
accepted the situation, and devoted all his ener-
gies to the work of pacification and union.  Talk-
ing up his residence in New Orleans, he was ap-
pointed, in 1869, Surveyor of the Port, and was
also a School Commissioner.  In 1875 he settled
in Georgia, where he still lives.

[Gunn�s handwriting]
Longstreet was an old comrade
of Hooker�s, who spoke very plea-
santly of his satisfaction in
beating him at Williamsburg.               
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