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R. Garnett

R. Garnett

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Richard Brooke Garnett

(1817 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1841

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Pickett's (Garnett's) Brigade


see his Battle Report

Before Sharpsburg

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 Brigadier General 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