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Gen John Thomas Pickett
Birth: Oct. 9, 1820
Maysville
Mason County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1884
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Educated as a lawyer in U. Transylvania, Ky. Appointed to West Point in 1841. Resigned to accept post as U.S. Council (West Indies (Turk's Island)). He became a ?General? soldiering with Lajos (Lewis) Kossuth in the short lived Hungarian Revolution. Joined the 1849 Round Island expedition, which he helped organize in New York. Served as Lieutenant Colonel and Chief officer with Col. Theodore O'Hara of the vessel Georgiana during the May 1850 expedition. (Caldwell, Lopez Expeditions, p. 59). After Battle of Cardenas Col. Pickett had a $25,000 reward for his head by Capt. Gen. of Cuba. Indicted 21 June 1850 in New Orleans for his role in the 1850 Lopez Expedition. (Democratic Review, April 1852, 308). Served as full Colonel. Pledged to the 1854 Quitman expedition (New York Times, 6-22-1854-4). From 1853 to 1861 he served as U.S. Consul to Vera Cruz. When the "Southern War of Rebellion" broke out he was appointed the Confederate Commissioner to Mexico. Served as General John Breckenridge's staff, asst. Adjt. General C.S.A. army. In 1863 Secretary of First Confederate Peace mission. 1864 - 1865 Special envoy extraordinary to Mexico (arranged escape of CSA officials). Towards the end of 1865, John Thomas was selected as Santa Anna's chief of staff. During the later half of 1866 and 1867 Pickett was associated with a failed railroad project of the Louisiana Tehuantepec Company. It had failed because Mexico did not take the project seriously. Lawyer in DC until end of life. (bio by: K M) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Catherine (Kate) Keyworth Pickett (1836 - 1888)*
 
 Children:
  Ellen Desha Pickett (1858 - 1884)*
  Theodore John Pickett (1859 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Congressional Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Keyworth Family Vault
 
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Originally Created by: K M
Record added: Dec 21, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6041204
Gen John Thomas Pickett
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Gen John Thomas Pickett
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Gen John Thomas Pickett
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