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George Pickett
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Military Personnel
    (January 28, 1825-July 30, 1875)
    Led 'Pickett's Charge' at the Battle of Gettysburg
    Fought in the Mexican War
    Fought in the Civil war
    Portrayed by Stephen Lang in the film 'Gettysburg (1993)'
    At West Point, he was considered a 'class clown' and graduated last of 59 students in his year.
    At age 38, he married his second wife who was aged 19.
    He led a charge at Gettysburg which ended in the deaths of 6,500, including two brigade commanders and all thirteen of his regimental commanders.
    When his troops suffered a major defeat at the Battle of Five Forks, he was two miles from the lines, taking a break with fellow officers.
    He became an insurance salesman post war.
    He abhorred slavery.
    At the Battle of Chapultepec, in the Mexican War, he received National recognition when he unfurled a U.S flag over a captured fortress while under enemy fire.
    His wife died during child birth.
    He was always well groomed and perfumed.
    He never got over the loss of his men at Gettysburg and bore a grudge against Lee for ordering the charge.
    He received a Congressional pardon for his part in the Civil War.
    He had trouble adapting back to civilian life post war and even fled to Canada for a time.

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