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Col Edward Bradford Pickett

Col Edward Bradford Pickett

Birth
Buckingham County, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Jan 1882 (aged 58–59)
Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, USA
Burial Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 7955390 · View Source
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Attorney. Confederate Soldier, Texas Senator, President of Texas Constitutional Convention. Edward served as a private in the U. S. Army in the War against Mexico, in 1845. It is his service in Texas that prompted his move to Texas, after his marriage to Virginia Orange Bell. In the 1850's he served as a lawyer in several southeastern Texas counties. On May 3d, 1862 Edward Pickett was appointed a Captain in the 25th Texas Calvary under Colonel Clayton C. Gillespie. He served in Louisiana and at Arkansas Post, rising to a regimental Major. He was captured and removed to Camp Douglas, Illinois. In an exchange of prisoners he was released. He fought at Chattanooga, when he fought in John Bell Hood's Tennessee campaign. At the end of the Civil War, he was discharged as a Lt. Colonel. He returned to Texas and to his legal practice. In spite of the presidential Proclamation of Peace between Texas and the United States, on August 20, 1866, the act to remit Texas to the union did not pass until March 30, 1870, over President Johnston's veto. Under this act Texas had to convene a constitutional convention, that guaranteed that the new Texas constitution would met federal standards. In 1869 Col. Pickett was elected to the Texas Senate for the 13th and 14th sessions. He was on the educational committee that established Texas A & M, on whose governing board he served as president until his death. In 1873 the Lt. Governor passed away, leaving Col. Pickett as President of the state senate. In the 1875 - 6 Constitutional Convention for Texas he was chosen as the president of the convention (this is Texas" current constitution)


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  • Originally Created by: K M
  • Added: 6 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7955390
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Edward Bradford Pickett (1823–21 Jan 1882), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7955390, citing Liberty City Cemetery, Liberty, Liberty County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .