J. Johnston Pettigrew Photo

J. Johnston Pettigrew

Born: Jul 4, 1828

Death: Jul 17, 1863

Birthplace: Tyrrell County

Nationality: United States

J. Johnston Pettigrew

Date of Birth : Jul 4, 1828
Date of Death : Jul 17, 1863
Birth Place : Tyrrell County

James Johnston Pettigrew was an author, lawyer, linguist, diplomat, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was a major leader in the disastrous Pickett's Charge and was mortally wounded a few days after the Battle of Gettysburg during the Confederate retreat to Virginia.

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