“ My brave boys were full of hope and confident of victory as I led them forth...”—In Camp, July 4, 1863 The Heart of a Soldier: As revealed in the Intimate Letters of Genl. George E. Pickett C.S.A. Electronic edition available online from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/pickett/pickett.html #gettysburg
Ario Pardee, Jr. (October 28, 1839 – March 16, 1901) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He rose to fame during the Battle of Gettysburg, where he led the defense of a portion of Culp's Hill on July 3, 1863. A monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield commemorates the spot as "Pardee Field." Ario (Ariovistus) Pardee, Jr. was the eldest child of Ariovistus Pardee, a capitalist who founded Hazleton, Pennsylvania, and Elizabeth Jacobs. He was born in Hazleton.
The Civil War's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties over three days in the summer of 1863 and the backdrop for President Abraham Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address, the Gettysburg National Military Park features the Eternal Light Peace Memoria