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Object Name LETTER, COPY
Catalog Number TR-19690924.1
Date 1854
Scope & Content Brevet Major James Longstreet to Robert Pickett, February 3, 1854

Physical Appearance: [February 3, 1854] - Photostat copy of a letter from B[reve]t Major James Longstreet at Washington, D[istrict of] C[olumbia], to Mr. [Robert] Pickett, [Sixth & Leigh Streets, Richmond, Virginia] - Gives an account of Pickett's son, then B[reve]t Capt[ain], Geo[rge] E[dward] Pickett's service with the 8th [U. S.] Infantry in Mexico - landing at Vera Cruz and all the fighting at Cerro Gordo, Cherebusco, Molino del Rey, Chpultepec, and San Cosnie gate / Mexico City. Notes that Brevet Captain Picket did not have opportunity to distinguish himself at Cerro Gordo but did so in conduct, gallantry, and zeal in the others. States that, since the war, he has commanded a company on the Texas frontier with the same attention and zeal in his performance. {Signed, James Longstreet, B[reve]t Major, U[nited] S[tates] A[rmy]. 2 pp. A typed transcript is available in the folder.
Archival History Longstreet's 1854 letter to Robert Pickett (photostat copy) was formerly located in the V-6-3-1 files. George E. Pickett's parents, Robert and Mary Johnston Pickett, resided at a house at Sixth & Leigh Streets, Richmond, Virginia. His father also owned a 1,000-acre plantation on Turkey Island in Henrico County.
People Pickett, Robert
Longstreet, James
Pickett, George Edward
Search Terms Mexican War (Mexican-American War)