(1817 - 1863)
Home State: Virginia
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1841
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
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).
On the Campaign
He commanded Pickett's Brigade in Jones' Division.
The rest 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 & notes
Notes: At Gettysburg he was too ill to walk and rode at the head of his troops.
7/3/1863; Gettysburg, PA