Monday, January 3, 2011

Longstreet memorial service Jan. 16

The Sons of Confederate Veterans #1860 in Dahlonega and the Longstreet Society will be remembering Gen. James Longstreet on Jan. 16. The annual memorial service is set for 1 p.m. at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Ga., where the general lived his last years until his death in 1904. The public is welcome to the event and an open house that follows at the Longstreet Society's headquarters, the old Piedmont Hotel, 827 Maple St., Gainesville, after the service. Refreshments will be served. Longstreet ran the hotel for several years. One of Robert E. Lee's lieutenants, Longstreet liked cigars. An honor guard will fire a salute and cigars will be left at the grave.
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