James Longstreet, Jr. – Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army

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The 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 States Cavalry.


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.


James Longstreet, Jr. of Virginia

  • Appointed From Georgia, Second Lieutenant, Georgia Artillery, May 1898
  • Honorably Mustered Our of the Volunteer Service, 17 October 1898
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, 9th United States Infantry 28 November 1898
  • Honorably mustered out 25 May 1899
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, 29th Volunteer Infantry 5 July 1899
  • Captain, 3 September 1900
  • Honorably Mustered Out 10 May 1901
  • Appointed First Lieutenant, 13th United States Cavalry 2 February 1901

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.


He is buried in Section 15, next to his younger brother, Robert E. Lee Longstreet.

LONGSTREET, JAMES

  • LT COL CAV
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 07/21/1922
  • BURIED AT: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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