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    The Only Known George E. Pickett Signed CDV in a General's Uniform! The lower margin of this excessively rare carte de visite is signed, "G.E. Pickett Maj Gen". Shown is the dapper Pickett in a grey frock coat having a double-row of gilt staff buttons. His collar insignia is not regulation, however its three stars within a wreath effectively convey his elevated rank. There is no backmark. Minor loss to one corner, aging and some marginal stains. Good condition. Ex.Bill Turner Collection. George E. Pickett (1825-1875), is best remembered for commanding the July 3, 1863 assault on the Union center at Gettysburg's Cemetery Ridge. Acting under Longstreet's orders, Pickett committed his division to the ill-fated charge that would come to bear his name. A staggering 50% casualty rate dashed the Confederacy's hopes for victory and crushed George Pickett's spirit.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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