Louisiana Radical: James Longstreet and Reconstruction (1866-1875)

Here’s Ranger Karlton Smith of the Gettysburg National Military Park delivering the second in this year’s Winter Lecture Series.

This lecture cover’s James Longstreet during Reconstruction, especially his experience in Louisiana and at the “battle” of Liberty Place.

The video’s description reads, “Park Ranger Karlton Smith discusses Longstreet’s post-war politics, his role in shaping reconstruction in Louisiana, his involvement with some of the era’s major players, and his participation in the Battle of Liberty Place.”

The lecture is deeply researched and presents some great information.



  1. Nancy Abbott · · Reply

    There was a good article in the paper last week that I saved in the editorial section called I vote for Gen. Longstreet for the best Confederate something like that. It was good.

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  2. Nancy Abbott · · Reply

    Oh, and Karlton Smith was the Ranger on my first Gettysburg Ranger Walk.

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