Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875

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Birth 1825
Death 1875-07-30

Biographical notes:

Pickett (1825-1875), eventually a Confederate Brig. Gen., was from Va. He was a lawyer, West Pointe graduate (1846), and Mexican War veteran. He is most remembered for Pickett's charge. He surrended at Appomattox. Pillow, a Confederate Gen. from Tenn., was a lawyer and Mexican War veteran. Twice wounded he was appointed senior Maj. Gen. of Tenn. When those troops transferred to the CSA, he was apointed Brig. Gen. of CSA in 1861. He fought at Belmont (Nov. 7, 1861) and was suspended and reprimanded for leaving a junior officer to negotiate terms with Gen. Grant. Polk, a Confederate Gen. and Episcopal bishop, occupied Columbus (Ky.) (Sept. 4, 1861) and defeated Grant at Belmont (Mo.) on Nov. 7, 1861. He was killed in action June 14, 1864. (For further information see the Civil War Dictionary.).

From the description of Correspondence, 1861. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 40905202

U.S. and Confederate army officer, from Richmond, Va.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1896. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20071651

Confederate general; promoted to major general, 1862; in Sept. 1863, assigned to command of the department of North Carolina.

From the description of Civil War letters of Gen. George Edward Pickett, 1863-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79462068


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