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General George E. Pickett in life & legend

Author: Lesley J Gordon
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1998.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 Cause mythology. In this carefully researched biography, Lesley Gordon moves beyond earlier studies of Pickett. By investigating the central role played by his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Gordon, Lesley J. (Lesley Jill)
General George E. Pickett in life & legend.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1998
(OCoLC)607088413
Named Person: George E Pickett; La Salle Corbell Pickett; George E (Soldat) Pickett; George Edward Pickett
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley J Gordon
ISBN: 080782450X 9780807824504
OCLC Number: 38732111
Description: x, 269 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: a widow, her soldier, and their story --
Virginia, Illinois, and West Point, 1825-1846: perilous years --
Mexico, 1846-1848: streams of heroes --
Texas, 1848-1855: the buoyancy of youth is past --
Washington territory, 1855-1858: farther than the end of the world --
San Juan and Southern Secession, 1853-1861: the most trying circumstances --
Virginia, 1861-1862: war meant something more --
Virginia, 1862: shaking with the thunders of the battle --
Virginia, 1863: carpet-knight doings on the field --
Pennsylvania, 1863: with all this much to lose --
North Carolina, 1863-1864: you will hardly ever go back there again --
Virginia, 1864-1865: is that man still with this army? --
Canada, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 1865-1889: we have suffered enough --
Washington, D.D., 1887-1931: I have had all and lost all.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Lesley J. Gordon.
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This biography of George E. Pickett explores: his prewar life as a professional army officer; his battles in Mexico; his return to the South in 1861; his experiences during the Civil War; the  Read more...

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[A] fascinating story of a mediocre military leader who became, through his wife 's efforts, one of the heroes of the Lost Cause."Journal of Southern History"

 
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