Thursday, July 12th 2018
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.