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General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend

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Published by The University of North Carolina Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • American history: c 1800 to c 1900,
  • Biography: general,
  • United States - Civil War,
  • Military History - U.S. Civil War,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • History: American,
  • North America,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Military,
  • Military - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography-Military,
  • History / Military / General,
  • History / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877),
  • History-United States - Civil War,
  • Virginia,
  • antebellum South; Civil War; Mexican War; Battle of Gettysburg

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages288
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7972839M
ISBN 100807854271
ISBN 109780807854273
OCLC/WorldCa651650787

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"This fine book demonstrates that military and social history can work together to provide a more complete and finely drawn portrait of the Civil War experience. Lesley Gordon’s study of George E. Pickett explores the reality of the general’s life as well as its romanticized version that survived through the generations.   George Pickett () was a U.S. military officer and later a Confederate major general during the Civil War (). A hero of the Mexican-American War (), Pickett entered the Civil. Author Lesley Gordon talks about her book, General George E. Pickett in Life and described Pickett’s military career and the role of his second wife, LaSalle Corbell Pickett, who. General George E. Pickett. George E. Pickett (–) Contributed by Lesley J. Gordon. George E. Pickett was a Confederate general during the American Civil War (–) and one of the most controversial leaders in the Army of Northern bed by his admirers as swashbuckling, he was famous for his tailored uniforms, gold spurs, and shoulder-length .

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