PICKETT AND HIS MEN MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE E. PICKETT, ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, C. HIS UNIT AND MEN, AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS BY LaSALLE CORBELL PICKETT Wife of Confederate General George E. Pickett NEAR FINE CONDITION Original, Clean, Bright, Solidly Bound, Antique Book First Hand Observations and Account by the Wife of General George Pickett, C.Frontispiece Illustration of General Pickett in Uniform as well as Other Illustrations Throughout PUBLISHED BY THE FOOTE & DAVIES COMPANY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, IN 1900 Written by the wife of Confederate Major General George E. Pickett, of Gettysburg "Pickett's Charge" fame, this antique book presents a biography of General Pickett's life as well as a history of his military service and campaigns.
The book is signed and inscribed by Mrs. Pickett, General Pickett's wife; the lengthly inscription, contains a reference to page 408 where the book addresses Lincoln's looking upon the battlefield at Cemetery Ridge.
Pickett claimed to have first met General Pickett in 1852, but did not marry him until 1863. After their wedding, she accompanied her new husband to his new assignment as head of the Department of North Carolina, headquartered in Petersburg.
In Petersburg he busied herself with visiting hospitals, prisons and orphanages, often with other officer's wives. She would go on "day trips" to the front to visit. The book presents her personal accounts of her husband and their life in the military. The book, however, is primarily an account of his life and military campaigns, with insights into the lives of other Civil War notables as well. The book provides first-hand insights into his life and career of General Pickett, and devotes much effort into unit and men that Pickett led.
With military service in the Mexican-American War, and on the American frontier, General Pickett, participated in many of the most important campaigns and battles of the war. He saw heavy action at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, the Siege of Suffolk, Gettysburg, Newborn, Petersburg, and other locations. An extraordinary first-hand account of Pickett's famous division and its leaders and men. The book also includes an Appendix that is a biographical sketch of General Picket.The book contains a bibliography and is fully indexed. THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION This original, antique book is bound in Confederate gray cloth covers with gold lettering on the cover and spine. The exterior is clean with no discernible edge wear. It has a light bump to one corner. The gold lettering remains bright.
The interior is clean and the pages are in excellent condition. There is a Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Illinois pasteboard on the front inside cover, signed in 1900, by the recorder indicating the book was presented as a gift to the Commandery. This pasteboard also has the number 1836 written at the top of it in blue pencil. The book has no other writing in it. The book has no foxing, stamps, smudging, or other markings in it.The book contains a frontispiece illustration of General Pickett in uniform with facsimile signature of Pickett. The tissue guard is fine. The book has other illustrations. The book has solid binding throughout; it has no looseness or lean and both hinges are fine. The book has no looseness or lean. The book has no library markings other than the front Commandery pasteboard. Overall this is an excellent condition, antique book on the life and military career of General George Pickett, his unit and the men who served with him. HIS UNIT AND MEN, AND THEIR CAMPAIGNS. Wife of Confederate General George E.
Original, Clean, Bright, Solidly Bound, Antique Book First Hand Observations and Account by the Wife of General George Pickett, C. Frontispiece Illustration of General Pickett in Uniform as well as Other Illustrations Throughout. PUBLISHED BY THE FOOTE & DAVIES COMPANY, ATLANTA, GEORGIA, IN 1900. Written by the wife of Confederate Major General George E.
THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. This original, antique book is bound in Confederate gray cloth covers with gold lettering on the cover and spine. There is some discoloration at the lower end of the spine where a Commandery sticker was removed some time ago. The book has no library markings other than the front pasteboard. Be sure to add me to your.
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