General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend / Edition 1

General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend / Edition 1

by Lesley J. Gordon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807854271

ISBN-13: 9780807854273

Pub. Date: 08/26/2002

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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 Cause mythology. In this carefully researched biography, Lesley Gordon moves beyond earlier studies of Pickett. By

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Overview

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 Cause mythology. In this carefully researched biography, Lesley Gordon moves beyond earlier studies of Pickett. By investigating the central role played by Pickett's wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807854273
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
08/26/2002
Series:
Civil War America Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction. A Widow, Her Soldier, and Their Story

1. Virginia, Illinois, and West Point, 1825-1846: Perilous Years

2. Mexico, 1846-1848: Streams of Heroes

3. Texas, 1848-1855: The Buoyancy of Youth Is Past

4. Washington Territory, 1855-1858: Farther Than the End of the World

5. San Juan and Southern Secession, 1859-1861: The Most Trying Circumstances

6. Virginia, 1861-1862: War Meant Something More

7. Virginia, 1862: Shaking with the Thunders of the Battle

8. Virginia, 1863: Carpet-Knight Doings on the Field

9. Pennsylvania, 1863: With All This Much to Lose

10. North Carolina, 1863-1864: You Will Hardly Ever Go Back There Again

11. Virginia, 1864-1865: Is That Man Still with This Army?

12. Canada, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., 1865-1889: We Have Suffered Enough

13. Washington, D.C., 1887-1931: I Have Had All and Lost All

Notes

Bibliography

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