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George Edward Pickett, Jr.
Major, United States Army
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The son of Confederate Major General George E. Pickett, who led "Pickett's Charge" on the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The younger Pickett served in the United States Army for a number of years. He served with the Army in the Philippines during the Philippine Insurrection and died at sea, returning from the Philippines on an Army transport ship, on April 18, 1911.

He was born in Richmond, Virginia.

He is buried in Section 3, Grave 2030, not far from the gravesites of the sons of James Longstreet, Lieutenant General, Confederate States of America, James Longstreet, Jr. and Robert Lee Longstreet.


MAJOR PICKETT DIES AT SEA
Son of Famous Confederate Leader
Was on His Way Home From Manila
Saturday, April 22, 1911

WASHINGTON, April 21, 1911 - Major George E. Pickett, son of General George Pickett, the famous Confederate leader, died on the Army transport Logan while en route from Manila to San Francisco, according to a cablegram received by the War Department today from Nagasaki.

Major Pickett, a native of Virginia, was 46 years old. He was attached to the Paymaster's Department.


GENERAL PICKETT’S WIDOW HERE; GRIEVING FOR DEAD SON
Widow of Man Who Led Charge at Gettysburg
Blames Roosevelt Riding Test for Death of Only Boy

CHICAGO, May 6, 1911 – Mrs. La Salle Corbell Pickett, the aged widow of General George Edward Pickett – the famous Pickett who led the charge at Gettysburg – sat alone for three house in the Elizabethan Room of the Congress Hotel yesterday afternoon waiting for the train that was to carry her to San Francisco to meet the body of her only son, who died on a transport on his way to this country from Manila.

The dead man was Major George Edward Pickett, Jr.  He was Paymaster in the United States Army in the Philippines.  In a riding test he was over tasked, his mother says, and as a result he caught a bad cold.  His condition became serious and finally he was ordered home for treatment.  He died after the transport was a few days out, leaving a widow and two sons.

“I am broken in spirit and soul,” said the mother.  “I have lost my only boy. I will take his widow and my two grandsons back to the old home in Virginia.  They wanted to bury my boy in Arlington near Washington, but I want him to sleep beside his father at Hollywood.”

Mrs. Pickett took her train for San Francisco in the evening.  She had no companion but her maid.


Pickett, George Edward Jr. Major, United States Army. The son of Major General George Edward Pickett, CSA, who led "Pickett's Charge," during the Battle of Gettysburg, 3 July 1863. 

Ray Collins learned from a Professor of History at Univ of Texas that Major Pickett served in the United States Volunteers during the Spanish-American War and remained with the regular Army and served in the Philippine Insurrection, where was nominated for Medal of Honor (not granted). 

Born at Richmond, Virginia, July 17, 1864, he died at sea on April 18, 1911 while returning to the United States from the Philippines.


Ida Christiancy Pickett the wife of George Edward Pickett, Jr. January 19, 1864-January 16, 1937.

GE Pickett Jr. PHOTO
George E. Pickett, Jr.
Class of 1883, Virginia Military Institute
Courtesy of VMI

GE Pickett Jr. PHOTO
Cadets Edwin F. Corbell (left) and George E. Pickett, Jr. (right)
Courtesy of VMI


George Edward Pickett of Virginia
Appointed From Virginia, Major, Additional Paymaster, 28 May 1898
Honorably discharged 30 June 1901
Captain, Paymster, United States Army 8 February 1901

PICKETT, GEORGE E
MAJOR PAYMASTER USA
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 04/18/1911
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 2030
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PICKETT, IDA C W/O GEORGE E
DATE OF DEATH: 01/16/1937
DATE OF INTERMENT: 01/18/1937
BURIED AT: SECTION SOUTH  SITE 2030
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
WIFE OR GE PICKETT - MAJOR PAY DEPT, USA


A relative, Robert Webster Pickett, United States Navy, is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.



 Photos Courtesy of Ron Williams



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GE PIckett Gravesite PHOTO October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007

GE Pickett Jr. Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003

GE Pickett Gravesite PHOTO April 2004
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 23 April 2004