pickett's charge

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  1. JPK Huson 1863

    One Hour, Forty Minutes Inside Lydia's Home, Gettysburg, July 3rd 1863

    Since every house, barn, shed and warehouse in Gettysburg was filled with wounded post battle it's possible there's medical staff here and maybe the ever-present Sanitary or Christian Commission. Note shell holes on the building's side and maybe roof where shingles are pushed up near the...
  2. lelliott19

    View of Pickett's Charge: Maj Gen Lafayette McLaws on July 3

    "I sat on my horse watching the shells passing over me, now bursting over artillery, now over the enemy's lines and then suddenly against Round Top, until it became monotonous, as the results could but be conjectured. But finally, during a temporary lull in the artillery fire, my attention was...
  3. Coonewah Creek

    History of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment

    I've been working on a regimental history for a long time, so I don't intend to publish everything here. But I thought I'd start a thread and post some "bits and pieces" that other folks may have an interest in. And of course, I'm always happy to answer any questions concerning the regiment or...
  4. Jimklag

    What was the target of Pickett's Charge

    There has long been a consensus among historians that the aiming point of Pickett's Charge was the Copse of Trees where Gettysburg battlefield godfather John Batchelder had the High Water Mark monument placed and arranged to have a wrought iron fence placed around the trees. But recently, there...
  5. O' Be Joyful

    Can You Identify These Confederate Officers?

    Can You Identify These Confederate Officers? In the center, Major General George Edward Pickett, C.S.A. No. 1 is his brother Major Charles Pickett. Two of the others are, supposedly, Robert Taylor Scott and Edmund Clare Fitzhugh. Can any member of the Civil War Round Table connect names with the...
  6. Kristen Hope

    Descendants Make The Charge

    This photo was taken near the North Carolina monument in Gettysburg in July 2017. Their 4th great uncle participated in Pickett’s Charge with the 47th North Carolina. His name was Corporal Rufus Pullen. Rufus’s brother, their 4th great grandfather Emelius, “went out sick” on July 1st. Rufus...
  7. James N.

    Book Review Pickett's Charge by George R. Stewart

    If we grant - as many would be ready to do - that the Civil War furnishes the great dramatic episode of the history of the United States, and that Gettysburg provides the climax of the war, then the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history, must be Pickett's Charge. So wrote...
  8. JohnW.

    Pickett or Pettigrew? North Carolina at Gettysburg....A Historical Monograph

    A little (about 100 pages) pamphlet first printed in 1888 that tries to give the North Carolina troops that participated in the PPT charge the credit they were due. The charge wasn't all about Virginia!!!! A short, very interesting read with a most definite North Carolina slant...
  9. James N.

    Civil War Talk Throwback Thursday, 9-21-17

    This week it's all the way back to this time last year, September, 2016 at Gettysburg! My thanks to whoever had the presence of mind to take this photo; we had just completed a long hike led by @E_just_E from the right of Garnett's Brigade of Pickett's Division all the way to the Angle and...
  10. JohnW.

    Rothermel’s Pickett’s Charge

    Gettysburg Daily Posted: 19 Mar 2017 12:37 PM PDT Peter Frederick Rothermel was an American painter from Pennsylvania. His painting of Pickett’s Charge, titled “Battle of Gettysburg,” hangs in the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. It was commissioned by the State of Pennsylvania in...
  11. J

    Pickett's Charge used as a popular term

    I can't seem to find any info on when the term Pickett's Charge was used as a popular description for the third day attack against Cemetery Ridge at Gettysburg. Was it fairly immediate or did it occur much later? I am most keen to know if it was used by the time Lincoln delivered the...
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