General George E. Pickett in life & legend / Lesley J. Gordon.Material type: TextSeries: Civil War America: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1998Description: x, 269 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 080782450X (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807824504 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Pickett, George E. (George Edward), 1825-1875 | Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | Pickett, La Salle Corbell, 1848-1931 | Generals' spouses -- Confederate States of America -- Biography | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Online version:: General George E. Pickett in life & legend.DDC classification: 973.7/13/092 | B Other classification: 15.85
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -260) and index.
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.
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 his wife LaSalle in controlling his historical image, Gordon illuminates Pickett's legend as well as his life.
After exploring Pickett's prewar life as a professional army officer trained at West Point, battle-tested in Mexico, and seasoned on the western frontier, Gordon traces his return to the South in 1861 to fight for the Confederacy. She examines his experiences during the Civil War, including the famed, but failed, charge at the battle of Gettysburg, and charts the decline in his career that followed. Rather than celebrate or try to rehabilitate her subjects, Gordon asks critical questions about the Picketts and the deep and long-lasting effects the war had on men and women, marriage, and social status.