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Old July 27, 2012, 03:19 PM   #24
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Why did General Jackson had to die so early?

He was the only officer with the resolve and power to have been able to STOP General Pickett from carrying out that catastrophic mistake at Gettysburg.
The last I heard, General Robert E. Lee was the commander of the confederate army of northern Virginia, not "Stonewall" Jackson.

General Pickett General Pickett, you son of a gun...
Pickett's division was carrying out General Lee's orders. Not General Pickett's. The reason it was called "Pickett's charge", is because the men that marched across the field that day were mostly General Pickett's men. As a side note, Pickett hated Lee for the rest of his (Pickett's) life for destroying his division and "killing his boys".

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