Augustus Baldwin Longstreet (1601 words)

David Rachels (Newberry College)
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Today, Augustus Baldwin Longstreet's fame rests on Georgia Scenes, Characters, Incidents, Etc. in the First Half Century of the Republic, a collection of sketches that he published from the office of his newspaper, the Augusta, Georgia, State Rights' Sentinel in 1835. To Longstreet, however, Georgia Scenes was merely one item in a long and distinguished résumé. In 1859, when William Gilmore Simms asked him to write an autobiography for The New American Cyclopædia, Longstreet responded with a long paragraph that allotted only one sentence to Georgia Scenes:

[Augusts Baldwin Longstreet is] an American jurist and author, born in Augusta, [Georgia], Sept. 22, 1790. He was early sent to …

Citation: Rachels, David. "Augustus Baldwin Longstreet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 November 2002 [https://staging.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=2786, accessed 15 August 2022.]

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