By Dan Abnett
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The repulse of the Confederate onslaught on Cemetery Ridge ended the battle of Gettysburg and Lee’s invasion of the North. ”25 Nor did Southerners at the time blame Longstreet for the loss at Gettysburg. It might have remained that way, in fact, if Longstreet had not decided after the war to reveal the details of his debate with Lee over tactics during the Pennsylvania invasion and, more significantly, if he had not chosen to criticize Lee in the process. In an interview with a Northern journalist, William Swinton, Longstreet made public his claim of Lee’s promise to fight on the defensive during the Gettysburg campaign and his own disapproval of Lee’s decision to attack the Union center on July 3.
Under Harrison’s tutelage, Frank began to prepare himself for college, an arduous task that involved hours of reading, studying, and recitation. He was a good student, particularly well read in history and literature. Despite the long hours devoted to books and learning, Frank Haskell also spent time serving the community of Columbus, where the residents had come to know him as an industrious and ambitious young man. In October 1849, he was appointed town clerk; one month later he became superintendent of common schools.
That decision, in turn, resulted in Longstreet’s presence in the Army of Northern Virginia as Lee led it north into Pennsylvania in the summer of 1863. The stage was thus set for the thunderous clash between Longstreet and Lee over the Gettysburg campaign. Here, then, is the controversy that, more than any other one involving Longstreet and his role in the Civil War, continues to mark the man and cast a gloomy pall over his actions on that famous battlefield—and over the defense of his actions that he so vociferously propounded until the day he died.