Re: James Longstreet/Margaretha Kelller
General Longstreet had two children named James. The first James, born July 8, 1857, died at age 5 in the scarlet fever epidemic on Jan 26, 1862 during the Civil War. Three of the General's children died in that terrible epidemic in Richmond, Virginia. The second James or "Jim" as he was called, was born May 31, 1865 just after the end of the Civil War. He became a professional army soldier and literally "died in the saddle" at age 57, during a parade review at Ft. Russell, Wyoming on July 15, 1922. Lt. Col. James Longstreet never married and had no children. Only two of the General's offspring had children, Fitz Randolph, the youngest son, and Maria Louisa, his only surviving daughter. The General had eight grandchildren.