Maj Charles Francis Pickett

Maj Charles Francis Pickett

Birth
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Death 25 Mar 1899 (aged 58)
Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Plot ELM EXT, Block 28, Lot 7
Memorial ID 6931568 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. The brother of Major General George E. Pickett, after attending Richmond schools, and being raised on the Turkey Island Plantation, he attended the University of Virginia between 1857 and 1859. After graduation he entered into the family business of “Pickett, Pollard, Johnston and Hopkins”, a mercantile and legal firm. When Virginia made its decision to withdraw from the Union and the call to arms came, he enlisted as a Private in Company F, 1st Virginia Infantry Regiment, formed in Richmond. He was assigned to his command at Fredericksburg and was stationed several months at Gloucester Point. In January of 1862 he resigned and re-enlisted in his brother’s new command. He was appointed Captain and made aide-de-camp in February. In June he was made the Adjutant General’s chief of staff. When Pickett’s Division was attached to General James Longstreet’s Corps, Robert Pickett became the adjutant General and received his promotion to Major. At Gettysburg Major Charles Pickett found himself in the mist of hand-to-hand combat when his unit penetrated Federal lines at Cemetery Hill. Although he and his men found themselves surrounded all the 4th of July at their new post inside the old Union lines. That night they slipped out of their position, out of sight and joined the march back into Virginia.

Bio by: K M



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  • Created by: K M
  • Added: 16 Nov 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6931568
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Charles Francis Pickett (1 Jun 1840–25 Mar 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6931568, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Norfolk City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by K M (contributor 46494343) .