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Civil War Soldiers - Pickett

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 18, 1847.
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 Chapultepec, Mexico.
Resigned June 25, 1861.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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