Dude, really? In April, 1865, things had gone as bad for the Confederacy as they could have. Robert E. Lee had gotten badly mauled at
One of the keys to the defense of
In command of the defenses of five forks was a dapper chap named George E. Pickett. You’ve heard of him, haven’t you? He is the person for whom the famed “Pickett’s Charge” at
Despite his poor showing at West Point, Pickett was sent to
Pickett was later posted to the
So on the first of
The beating that Pickett took was so bad, and so important that on the following morning, Lee had to inform the Confederate bandit-in-chief, Jefferson Davis, that
Pickett’s incompetence was so through that the defense of Richmond collapsed, leading Lee to retreat to Appomattox courthouse, where he surrendered to U.S. Grant, eight days later.
Look friends, let this be a reminder to you: Never let someone who was a mediocre student be in charge of anything (are you listening Mr. Bush?, Mr. McCain?).
On a current note, it must be said that as I type this, I am only a half a mile away from a street named after that incompetent boob.