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Civil War Soldiers - Pickett
|PICKETT, GEORGE E., Virginia.
Major, Corps of Artillery, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., January 14, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 10, 1862.
Died at Norfolk, Va., June 30, 1875.
July 23, 1862, commanding Third Brigade, Longstreet's Division, Army
of Northern Virginia. Brigade composed of the Eighth, Eighteenth,
Nineteenth, Twenty- eighth and Fifty-sixth Virginia Regiments
Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia. August 13, 1862, commanding
division in Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, composed of
the brigades of Garnett, Armistead, Kemper and Jenkins. Corse's
Brigade was afterward added. Commanding Department of North Carolina,
September 23, 1863. August 31, 1864, commanding a division in First
Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. January 31, 1865, same command.
Pickett, George Edward, born in Virginia, appointed from Illinois
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1842; graduated
forty-ninth in a class of fifty-six.
Brevet second lieutenant, Eighth Infantry, July 1, 1846.
Second lieutenant, Second Infantry, March 3, 1847; transferred to
Seventh Infantry, July 13, 1847; transferred to Eighth Infantrv, July
First lieutenant, June 28, 1849.
Captain, Ninth Infantry, March 3, 1855.
Brevet first lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious
conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico, and
Captain, September 13, 1847, for gallant conduct in the battle of
Resigned June 25, 1861.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898