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Comment by Dave Gettman on June 12, 2010 at 12:33pm
I've got an extensive section on the 2d Cavalry in the Civil War.

http://history.dragoons.org/category/civil-war/
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 12, 2010 at 11:56am
Correction, July 1863. Indeed Union Cavalry DID turn back JEB Stuart's Cavalry but I didn't know it was the 2nd. U.S. Cavalry. ( as opposed to State Volunteer Units ) George Armstrong Custer received credit for that action and was promoted to Brevett General (?) to become the youngest General in the U.S. Army. As another note, Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain ( 20th Maine ) captured the CO of the 15th Alabama unit that tried to storm Little Round Top. ( his name escapes me ) Ironically, both men later became Governor of their respective States. George Pickett : born 1825 died 1875 His Tomb is at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond , Va.
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on June 11, 2010 at 4:03pm
Oh yes, and just to show the 2nd Cav has been everywhere JEB Stuart supported Pickett and we turned him back on the 3rd day at Cavalry Field. I always thought that it was ironic about Col. Pickett. I also remember that Gettysburg battle streamer which got me looking into it after Pickett was long gone. I do remember some comments bantered about....Col Preer made lots of changes. Col Pickett was a bit of a Diva!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 11, 2010 at 11:09am
Maybe a grandson or great-grandson? There is 100 years between the two, so couldn't be a son. Good question!!
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 11, 2010 at 9:38am
Dave, question. George Pickett Jr. ? The son of Gen. George Pickett, Army of Northern Virginia ?? Gettysburg ?? Pickets Charge ?? Please clarify. That battle took place in July, 1862.
Comment by Chuck Cantwell on June 10, 2010 at 1:03pm
Ah, great, Thanks Guys!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 12:50pm
Chuck,
Forgot to mention Henry Chesser was Regt. Sgt/Maj prior to Wasson, and George Pickett, Jr was 49th Colonel. I have pictures of the colonels posted, but not the SGM's.

PICKETT

PREER

CLAY
Comment by James F. Burgos on June 10, 2010 at 11:32am
Thanks, Dave. I'll call him ( again ).
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 11:29am
James,
The VA just added more Agent Orange related diseases to the allowed list. You should have your brother check it out again, and get the VFW or DAV to act as his agent against the VA. He'll get a lot farther with them acting as his representative. I was getting nowhere with the VA until I got the American Legion to file my claim. Got it right away!
Comment by Dave Gettman on June 10, 2010 at 11:25am
Chuck,
50th Colonel Carlton Preer, Jr., and 51st Colonel Frank Clay. Sergeant Major was Clifford Wasson.
 

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