Lancaster Civil War Roundtable: Brian Blake presents: George Pickett, Patriot or Criminal?

Thursday, July 12th 2018

6:30 PM

George Pickett, Patriot or Criminal?

– Confederate General George Pickett is one of the most well-known and recognizable names from the Civil War. When one thinks of George Pickett they think of the quintessential Southern General – chivalrous, brave, and honorable.  Pickett is also seen as a tragic figure, representing the Lost Cause of the Confederacy, for having his division decimated in 30 minutes at a place called Gettysburg.  However, just seven months after Gettysburg Pickett ordered the execution of 22 captured Union prisoners in coastal North Carolina.