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R. Garnett
R. Garnett

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Richard Brooke Garnett

(1817 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Pickett's (Garnett's) Brigade

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1841, served in the Seminole war, and resigned his US commission (as Captain) in May 1861. He was commissioned Major CSA, and in November 1861 BGen. in the Provisional Army. He commanded the Stonewall Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and at Kernstown (after which he was charged but not tried by Jackson for withdrawing his Brigade).

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded Pickett's Brigade in Jones' Division.

The remainder of the War:
He led his own Brigade in Pickett's Division at Fredericksburg and in the famous Pickett's Charge on the third day at Gettysburg where he was killed.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Notes: At Gettysburg he was too ill to walk and rode at the head of his troops.


College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1841    
Death Date: 7/3/1863    Death Place: Gettysburg, PA    

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