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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:   eBook : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Gordon, Lesley J. (Lesley Jill).
General George E. Pickett in life & legend.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1998
(DLC) 98013058
(OCoLC)38732111
Named Person: George E Pickett; La Salle Corbell Pickett; George E Pickett; George E (Soldat) Pickett; George E Pickett; La Salle Corbell Pickett
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley J Gordon
ISBN: 0807866733 9780807866733
OCLC Number: 47011479
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 269 p.) : ill., maps, ports.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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[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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