With January coming to a close I noticed that there are a lot of famous Confederate generals’ birthdays in January. James Longstreet is on the 8th, Robert E. Lee on the 19th and “Stonewall” Jackson is on the 21st. One famous, or infamous, Confederate general’s birthday comes near the end of the month, appropriately, and that’s good ole George Pickett of Pickett’s charge fame.
Born in Richmond, VA, January 28, 1825, Pickett was the first of eight kids. It seems as if he were fated to be either first or last his whole life.