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Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, June, 1863. (search)
ly asked, show you another way in, by which you might avoid meeting a sentry at all. I saw General Pendleton and General Pickett today. Pendleton is Chief of Artillery to the army, and was a West-Pointer; but in more peaceable times he fills ther, and continues to preach whenever he gets a chance. On these occasions he wears a surplice over his uniform. General Pickett commands one of the divisions in Longstreet's corps. McLaws, Hood, and Pickett, are the three divisional com-mandPickett, are the three divisional com-manders or major-generals in Longstreet's corps d'armee. He wears his hair in long ringlets, and is altogether rather a desperate looking character. He is the officer who, as Captain Pickett of the U. S. army, figured in the difficulty between the BritCaptain Pickett of the U. S. army, figured in the difficulty between the British. and United States in the San Juan Island affair, under General Harney, four or five years ago. 30th June, 1863 (Tuesday). This morning, before marching from Chambersburg, General Longstreet introduced me to the Commander-in-chief. Gene
Lt.-Colonel Arthur J. Fremantle, Three Months in the Southern States, July, 1863. (search)
This was the ground which had to be crossed in to-day's attack. Pickett's division, which had just come up, was to bear the brunt in Longstreet's attack, together with Heth and Pettigrew in Hill's corps. Pickett's division was a weak one (under 5,000), owing to the absence of tt the greater number burst behind us. The General told me that Pickett's division had succeeded in carrying the enemy's position and captstead were killed, and General Kemper mortally wounded; also, that Pickett's division had only one field-officer unhurt. Nearly all this slain readiness for them. They spoke in admiration of the advance of Pickett's division, and of the manner in which Pickett himself had led it.Pickett himself had led it. When they observed General Lee they said, We've not lost confidence in the old man: this day's work won't do him no harm. Uncle Robert wilder were now being marched to Richmond, escorted by the remains of Pickett's division. It is impossible to avoid seeing that the cause of th