Memorial to Brigadier General Lewis Armistead


1817-63, Confederate general, b. New Bern, N.C. He was commissioned (1839) in the U.S. army from Virginia but resigned when that state seceded. In the Gettysburg campaign, Armistead, commanding a brigade under G. E. Pickett in the famous charge, accomplished the farthest penetration of the Union lines, but he was mortally wounded. A monument where he fell marks the "high tide" of the Confederacy.
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