george pickett

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George Pickett began his military career by attending the West Point Military Academy, he graduated last in his class of 59 cadets. He served in the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War, and participated in the Pig War of 1859. When the Civil War began, he joined the Confederacy, and was promoted to brigadier general by January of 1862. He commanded a brigade that saw heavy action during the Peninsula Campaign. Pickett was promoted to major general later that year. Pickett is most frequently remembered for leading one of the divisions in the final, futile, bloody Confederate offensive on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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  1. ami

    Brass Napoleon Award Voting - Pickett Forum

    Please vote for the one you think most deserves this award! About the Award --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Does Pickett deserve a monument? Your Opinion of General George Pickett? Was Pickett confident his attack at Gettysburg would succeed.
  2. Gettysburg Bullet

    George Pickett

    On the home page. It states George Pickett birthday as January 25.........My sources say January 16, 1825
  3. gentlemanrob

    ⋆M★G⋆ Pickett, George Edward

    George Edward Pickett George Pickett began his military career by attending the West Point Military Academy, he graduated last in his class of 59 cadets. He served in the U.S. Army in the Mexican-American War, and participated in the Pig War of 1859. When the Civil War began, he joined the...
  4. NH Civil War Gal

    Pickett's Unperspicacious Pig War

    http://emergingcivilwar.com/2019/11/01/ecw-weekender-civil-war-history-in-the-pacific-northwest-san-juan-island/#more-185631 The American settlers sought protection from the commander of the Department of Oregon, Brigadier General William S. Harney. The hotheaded Tennessean dispatched...
  5. Waterloo50

    James Tilton Pickett. Abandoned but not forgotten.

    James Pickett, born December 31, 1857. He was the first born son of George E Picket from Pickett’s second marriage to Sâkis Tiigang, her name translated means (Mist lying down) Sâkis Tiigang was allegedly from the Kaigani Haidas that lived in Semiahmoo. Unfortunately Sâkis Tiigang developed...
  6. Henry Hunt

    George Pickett Letter to His Wife Following July 3rd Charge

    George Pickett Letter to His Wife Following July 3rd Charge First post in the Pickett forum! I was curious as to what statements Pickett made in the aftermath of his charge. This letter to his wife I think captures Pickett's thoughts well and gives us some insight into why the charge failed...
  7. Waterloo50

    Justice or Atrocity: Gen. George Pickett and the Kinston, NC Hangings.

    I definitely need to read this, I’d like to know what conclusion the author came to, in-fact (it doesn’t matter if you’ve read the book) I’d be interested to hear what people think. Was Pickett right to hang those deserters, he certainly claimed that he had the right to execute those men under...
  8. Waterloo50

    The deserters daughter.

    I just happened upon this book which was apparently inspired by Pickett’s treatment of alleged deserters at Kinston. It was written in 1865 by W.D Herrington 3rd NC Cav. It’s free to view and I thought perhaps a few people may find it intresting. Here’s the link...
  9. Waterloo50

    The Creeks, Picketts song.

    Someone wrote a song about Pickett, it’s a bit flowery for my liking but I’m sure someone will enjoy it.
  10. Waterloo50

    Pickett, Late arrival at Gettysburg, a good tactical decision?

    We’ve had plenty of discussion about Pickett’s charge and the impact that Picketts late arrival may have had on the outcome but I was wondering what people actually think about the reasons behind Picketts division arriving ‘late’, could it be that Pickett on his approach to Gettysburg was being...
  11. Waterloo50

    Pickett’s charge, Lee should have used cold reasoning.

    Picture:https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/george-edward-pickett It’s been said that Lee believed in his own hubris, that he was over confident and relied on vintage Napoleonic tactics. He supposedly placed to much faith in the potency of his men. An intresting article written...
  12. Waterloo50

    Pickett, Virginia’s premier Gamecock.

    Pickett was a member of Dove Lodge No. 51 in Richmond, Virginia. It is also believed that he was a member of a military lodge called Old Guard Lodge No. 211 which existed during the Civil War. He was also a member of St. Alban's Chapter Royal Arch Masons and Richmond Commandery No. 2, Knights...
  13. M

    Was Pickett confident his attack at Gettysburg would succeed.

    I would not think any general about to launch an attack would want to show subordinates that they were not certain of success. Moves and such like to show a General Pickett as sure of success, but was he so sure? This was not Pickett's first battle and he must have had some doubts that the...
  14. Waterloo50

    Chapultepec, from hero to zero.

    Image:https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/chapultepec-castle Chapultepec castle. George Pickett often comes in for heavy criticism, some describe him as a mediocre general who was more of a liability than an asset, many point out that he was the last in his class at West Point and that he was...
  15. Waterloo50

    George Pickett and the pig war.

    Cartoon courtesy of http://www.veritablehokum.com/comic/the-pig-war/ An intresting talk about General Pickett and the Pig War with Michael Vouri, the talk includes some excellent photos and clips of Pickett’s house. Vouri has a great talent for describing how a pig and a crop of potatoes nearly...
  16. John Hartwell

    "I'm ... an Old Friend of George's"

    From The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, August 2, 1907, comes this, probably apocryphal, story: It hardly seems likely that, ever having met him or not, Mrs Pickett would not have recognized him. Or is this one of Miss Sallie's own modest recollections?
  17. Waterloo50

    Kinston 22, was Pickett justified in his actions and was it legal?

    I guess that anyone who knows the name George E Pickett will be aware of the Kinston 22. I’ve read quite a few accounts of the hangings and it makes for quite uncomfortable reading. I’m hoping that people can help me out here, I view Picketts actions at Kinston as murder yet others argue that...
  18. Waterloo50

    Pickett and the Washington Life Insurance Company.

    Here’s a couple of images, the first one is of the Exchange Hotel on the East side of 14th Street between Main and Franklin streets Richmond. Its where Picket and his family lived after the war and whilst he worked for the Washington Life Insurance Company. The second is an advert that was used...
  19. Waterloo50

    George. E. Pickett. A re-evaluation.

    Hello everyone. I thought that now would be a good a time as any to introduce myself as the new Pickett forum host, so, a big hello and a warm welcome to the Pickett forum. I’ve titled my first post on this forum as ‘a re-evaluation of Pickett’. My reason for doing so is because (and it’s just a...
  20. Equestriangirl93

    Pickett's son James

    Interesting article about Pickett's other son James..... http://www.pickettsociety.com/jimmie.html
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