COMMEMORATION OF GENERAL PICKETT'S 177th BIRTHDAY

On January 12, 2002, the Pickett Society and the General George E. Pickett Chapter #115 of the Military Order of Stars and Bars (MOS&B) came together in Richmond, Va., to commemorate the 177th anniversary of the birth of General George E. Pickett. People gathered first at the General's grave site for a memorial service and then proceeded to the Linden Row Inn for a luncheon in his honor.

Hollywood Cemetery

January 12, 2002
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  The group assembled in Hollywood to pay tribute to the only Confederate general who was born in Richmond, made his home in Richmond, and whose final resting place is Richmond, the second capitol of the Confederacy.   Anne Minor Baker
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  Anne Minor Baker sang the period song "You Are Going to the War, Willie Boy." It was so well received, Mrs. Baker was asked to sing it once again when the group arrived at Linden Row Inn.

Wreaths were placed by the Virginia Division Military Order of Stars and Bars, General George E. Pickett Chapter Military Order of Stars and Bars, Pickett Society and Virginia Division Great Granddaughters' Club, UDC.   Wreaths
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  Pickett Society Vice Chairman Dwight R. Wood, Jr., places the Society's wreath.   Pickett Society Vice Chairman Dwight R. Wood, Jr.

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  William D.(Dan) Paterson, Jr., the great grandson of Lt. General James Longstreet, surprised everyone as he explained how James Longstreet and George E. Pickett were cousins. Afterwards, Dan provided copies of that portion of his family's genealogy.   Relatives
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  At the conclusion of the ceremony at General Pickett's grave, Colonel Walter Harrison's great great nephew Jim Bolton joined Clay Pickett and Dan Paterson for a photographic moment.

Linden Row Inn

The Boardroom at Linden Row Inn overlooks an interior courtyard and fountain.   Boardroom at Linden Hall

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  Luncheon keynote speaker Bill Rhoades created several visual aids for his presentation "Turkey Island Plantation: Archaeology, History and Speculation." Bill began his program with a map depicting Turkey Island and neighboring plantations, circa 1680's.   Bill Rhoades

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  A conjectural mock-up of the Turkey Island Mansion based on archaeological evidence is compared to an enlargement of the dwelling house depicted in a contemporary painting thought to be of Turkey Island.


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