- Aug 16, 2015
I don't believe Pickett was that different from his contemporaries in that regard. One need only look at surviving photographs and read biographies.I'm not sure where the perfumed curls made him effeminate,
My point is that, for whatever reason, Pickett is often portrayed- as he was in Gettysburg- as a foolish, vain dandy. It does him a great injustice.
At the same time, it is certainly valid to consider whether he was an effective leader, whether his complaints about Gettysburg were valid, whether he committed costly errors in other battles.