James Longstreet, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
son of James Longstreet, Lieutenant General, Confederate States of America.
(31 May 1865-1922). He served in the United States Army Cavalry, serving
in World War I.
He died on July 15, 1922 at Fort D. A. Russell,
Wyoming, of heart disease while participating in a review of the 13th United
ARMY OFFICER DIES DURING REVIEW
CHEYENE, Wyoming, July 15, 1922 - Lieutenant
Colonel James Longstreet, 57, of the Thirteenth Cavalry, died of heart
failure here today while participating in a cavalry review. He came
here from Washington ten days ago.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT SIGNED MILITARY COMMISSION
"Know Ye, That reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity, and abilities of James Longstreet, Jr., I have nominated, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, do appoint him First Lieutenant of Cavalry." Document signed "Theodore Roosevelt" as President and "Elihu Root" as Secretary of War; December 26, 1901, one page on vellum, with engravings of eagle and colors and equipment and with blue wafer seal of the War Office.
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He is buried in Section 15, next to his younger brother, Robert E. Lee Longstreet.
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Photos By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003