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  • George Pickett Is Born

    George Pickett Is Born
    George Pickett was born on his family's plantation in Richmond, Virginia. George was the first of eight children. His family was a rich upper class family said to be one of the "first" "pure" family's.
  • George Pickett Graduates at West Point Military Academy

    George Pickett Graduates at West Point Military Academy
    After studying law in Illinois he attended West Point Military School. Pickett was known as a jovial and likable cadet, but finished last in his class of 59. After graduating he went straight into the Mexican-American War.
  • George Pickett Finishes his service in the Mexican- American War as a hero.

    George Pickett Finishes his service in the Mexican- American War as a hero.
    During the war he was made captain for being the first to climb and hold up the american flag at The Battle of Chapultepec. After the war he continued to serve in the military and was assigned to Washington Territory. It is their he became involved in a border dispute with Great Britain called the "Pig War".
  • George Pickett's Wife and newborn daughter die

    George Pickett's Wife and newborn daughter die
    George Pickett married Sally Harrison Minge during the Mexican-American War. Sally was the great-great-grandniece of William Henry Harrison. Sally and her newborn child die during childbirth in 1851.
  • George Pickett's second wife dies

    George Pickett's second wife dies
    George Pickett married his second wife Morning Mist. Morning Mist was a Haida Indian native to Washington and met him during his service their. Like his other wife she died in child birth but their son Jimmie survived.
  • George Pickett Joins The Confederacy

    George Pickett Joins The Confederacy
    George Pickett hearing of the attack on Ft. Sumter had to decide whether to leave his newborn son and fight for Virginia or stay. He decided to fight for Virginia leaving his son Jimmie with close friends who had no previous children. He knew he couldn't bring his son to Virginia knowing he would not be accepted as half native american.
  • George Pickett Promoted to Brigade Commander

    George Pickett Promoted to Brigade Commander
    As brigade commander Pickett and his troops first saw action during the Peninsula Campaign. He led his brigade in the battle of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, and Gaines Mill. At Gaines Mill he suffered a soldier wound and wouldn't return until September of 1862.
  • George Pickett promoted to Major General

    George Pickett promoted to Major General
    A month after his return from a soldier wound, Pickett was promoted Major General under General James Longstreet. Pickett led a small division in the battle of Fredericksburg but saw little combat. Him and his men would go on to take place in the Suffolk Campaign.
  • George Pickett leads "Pickett's Charge" at Gettsburg

    George Pickett leads "Pickett's Charge" at Gettsburg
    Picketts most well known and important role in the war was Pickett's Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg. Pickett's charge was full on assault ordered by Robert E Lee. Robert E. Lee had chosen Picketts men for they had not become depleted only had arrived on the third day. Picket led 15,000 troops to overtake Union forces which ended in failure with a Union victory.
  • George Pickett Fails to Take New Bern, North Carolina

    George Pickett Fails to Take New Bern, North Carolina
    George Pickett is now Commander of the Department of North Carolina. He fails and a attempt to take the city of New Bern, North Carolina. He discovers that some of his Union prisoners were former confederates who switched sides, he then hangs 22 of them.
  • George Pickett defeated at The Battle of Five Forks

    George Pickett defeated at The Battle of Five Forks
    George Pickett rejoins his his old division of Northern Virginia and is defeated at The Battle of Five Forks. Pickett's men are poorly positioned for the fight after he leaves the lines for a shad bake with other confederate generals. The battle is prelude to the fall of Richmond and Pickett is removed from command.
  • George Pickett dies in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 50

    George Pickett dies in Norfolk, Virginia at the age of 50
    After the Civil war Pickett became a farmer and sold insurance. But he also constantly battle declining health due to a liver disease called abscess. This eventually killed him at the age of 50 he now lies at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond.
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    Life of George Pickett

    Lived for 50 years