The Heart of a Soldier, as Revealed in the Intimate Letters of General George E. Pickett C.S.A. (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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*Includes nearly 50 letters written by Pickett during and after the Civil War
*Illustrated with over 30 pictures of Pickett and other famous Civil War generals and leaders
*Includes Table of Contents
*Includes an original introduction

In The Heart of a Soldier, General George E. Pickett’s wife published the letters written by the former Confederate general throughout the war and afterward, providing a private and personal glimpse into the mind of a soldier who participated in the Civil War’s biggest battles. His...
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The Heart of a Soldier, as Revealed in the Intimate Letters of General George E. Pickett C.S.A. (Illustrated)

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Overview

*Includes nearly 50 letters written by Pickett during and after the Civil War
*Illustrated with over 30 pictures of Pickett and other famous Civil War generals and leaders
*Includes Table of Contents
*Includes an original introduction

In The Heart of a Soldier, General George E. Pickett’s wife published the letters written by the former Confederate general throughout the war and afterward, providing a private and personal glimpse into the mind of a soldier who participated in the Civil War’s biggest battles. His letters discuss his marriage, relationships between Confederate generals, and descriptions of battle.

What makes Pickett’s letters that much more important than a common soldier’s is the fact that his name is instantly recognizable thanks to Pickett’s Charge, the most famous attack of the Civil War and also one of its most flawed and deadly. Having been unable to break the Army of the Potomac’s lines on the left and right flank during Day 2 of the Battle of Gettysburg, Lee decided to make a thrust at the center of the Union’s line with about 15,000 men spread out over three divisions. Though it is now known as Pickett’s Charge, named after division commander Pickett, the assignment for the charge was given to General James Longstreet, whose 1st Corps included Pickett’s division. Longstreet had serious misgivings about Lee’s plan and tried futilely to talk him out of it.

Pickett’s widow became famous in her own right, not only for trying to carry on Pickett’s legacy, but also for her stories after the war, including one that President Lincoln himself came to visit her. Though the story is not believed to be true, she helped carry forth Pickett’s legacy by publishing his letters, which show a devoted husband in a prestigious position at the front of the Civil War’s biggest battle.

This edition of The Heart of a Soldier is specially formatted with the original illustrations and over 30 pictures of famous Civil War generals and leaders. It also includes a table of contents for easier navigation. 
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013444423
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 12/6/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

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