General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Aug 1, 2002 - History - 288 pages
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The man who gave his name to the greatest failed frontal attack in American military history, George E. Pickett is among the most famous Confederate generals of the Civil War. But even today he remains imperfectly understood, a figure shrouded in Lost Cau
 

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Contents

A Widow Her Soldier and Their Story
1
Virginia Illinois and West Point 18251846 Perilous Years
6
Mexico 18461848 Streams of Heroes
18
Texas 18481855 The Buoyancy of Youth Is Past
30
Washington Territory 18551858 Farther Than the End of the World
42
San Juan and Southern Secession 18591861 The Most Trying Circumstances
54
Virginia 18611862 War Meant Something More
68
Virginia 1862 Shaking with the Thunders of the Battle
84
Pennsylvania 1863 With All This Much to Lose
106
North Carolina 18631864 You Will Hardly Ever Go Back There Again
121
Virginia 18641865 Is That Man Still with This Army?
135
Canada Virginia and Washington DC 18651889 We Have Suffered Enough
156
Washington DC 18871931 I Have Had All and Lost All
172
NOTES
183
BIBLIOGRAPHY
241
INDEX
261

Virginia 1863 CarpetKnight Doings on the Field
96

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Lesley J. Gordon is associate professor of history at the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.

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