Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Ken Burns on PBS
The Civil War. A Film by Ken Burns
Images of the Civil War
The Film, Past and Present
The War
Biographies of Key Figures
Historical Documents
Related Links
Fact Page
The Filmmakers
In the Classroom

George Pickett

George Pickett
Major General

Famous for leading the ill-fated "Pickett's charge" at Gettysburg, George Pickett was a West Point graduate who joined the Confederacy after Virginia's secession. At Fredericksburg, Pickett's men cut down the courageous "Irish brigade." But his luck changed for the worse at Gettysburg, where Pickett lost a staggering number of his own men, and almost all the rest were killed by war's end.

Copyright 2002 WETA. All rights reserved.