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Following Longstreet and his wife from the Civil War to World War II

Following Longstreet and his wife from the Civil War to World War II

Here’s a great anecdote I hadn’t heard before, from a recent FPRI talk by Josiah Bunting III:

…Henry “Hap” Arnold, the chief of the Air Corps in World War II, was decorating workers at a B-29 factory in Wichita in 1943, and the foreman introduced a woman in her 70s, saying, “This is our best worker.” The woman was Helen Longstreet, widow of the Civil War soldier James Longstreet. He had lived a long life and married a young woman.

Indeed, I believe his widow did not pass until 1962.