College of Arts and Sciences
Civil War, United States, James Longstreet, John Garland
United States History
Newton, Simeon, ""A House Falleth": The Civil War Mixed Loyalties of the Garland Family" (2022). Senior Honors Theses. 1167.
The Civil War was a conflict that pitted father against son and brother against brother. Specifically, the family ties between James Longstreet and John Garland illustrate the complexities of the decision to fight for either side. The factors that motivated these men can give valuable insights into the reasons for the Civil War, and understanding these perspectives in a divided world can help Americans avoid a similar conflict today.