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SHADES OF GRAY

most often comes to mind as a widow who labored tirelessly to burnish her husband’s reputation. She married Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett in 1863 and outlived him by 56 years. Although 20 at the time of her marriage, “Sallie” Pickett cast herself after the war as the “child-bride of the Confederacy,” and frequently attended commemorative events at Gettysburg and elsewhere, lectured, and wrote for periodicals. In 1899, she published , an unabashed tribute to “my husband, the noble leader of that band of heroes whose deeds are sparkling jewels set in the great history of the Army of Northern Virginia.” series (1900-01) and a novel titled (1913).

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