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Charles Francis Pickett
Birth: Jun. 1, 1840
Henrico County, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1899
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA

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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  Elizabeth Smith Pickett (1841 - 1918)*
 
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Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Plot: ELM EXT, Block 28, Lot 7
 
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Originally Created by: K M
Record added: Nov 16, 2002
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Charles Francis Pickett
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