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USA: Confederate Army General Revealed to Be a Woman

July 13th, 2014 | by Bob Flanagan
USA: Confederate Army General Revealed to Be a Woman
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Austin | George Edward Pickett, a Confederate Army General who played a major role in the last days of the Battle of Gettysburg, was in fact a woman. 

Newly disclosed information found in the last will of George Pickett’s father, Colonel Robert Pickett, proves without a doubt the confederate war general was a woman.

The discovery was made at an auction in Austin, Texas, this week as american historian Graham Brown got his hands on the precious document. The will proves without a doubt the famous general who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg was in fact Mary Sue Pickett, his older sister. It also appears clearly evident that George Edward Pickett was never part of any military enterprise, but instead, that his sister was in fact the real ‘man’ behind the legend.

Mary Sue Pickett, who was George Pickett’s senior by one year, was also known to suffer from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis, a condition where an excess of androgen creates an hormonal unbalance that results in female beard growth.

Official documents of the Pickett family released at the auction included documents confirming the death by tuberculosis of George Pickett at the tender age of 16. The death of the only boy of the family of eight possibly devastated his father, Colonel Robert Pickett, who dreamed of leaving a family military legacy behind him. “It was not uncommon at the time to fake documents or steal someone’s identity. What is truly interesting in this case, is that the former Colonel decided to send his daughter at the United States Military Academy in the place of his son and that she eventually showed to possess extraordinary military leadership” claims the Austin based historian.

Mary Sue Pickett, who was George Pickett’s senior by one year, was also known to suffer from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis, a condition where an excess of androgen creates an hormonal unbalance that results in female beard growth. “This particular condition played a great part in hiding her true identity to others throughout her adult life” admits John Adams White, an american Civil War historian and expert, who was the first to point out discrepancies in George Pickett’s biography. “The discovery of the will of Colonel Robert Pickett finally explains important anachronistic elements of the man’s life” he concedes.

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30 Comments

  1. Lee Hines says:

    Wow! Incredible news!

  2. Vivian Eicke says:

    Interesting. But Pickett was supposed to have been married 3 times and produced 4 children. Would think that women who were married to Pickett would notice “he” was a woman and not a man. ;)

    • Alicia says:

      Are you saying lesbians can’t find ways to get pregnant?

    • Tony Ridgway says:

      No, that’s not at all what Vivian said. She said that it is suspect that the wife didn’t notice and say something. Being a lesbian was not nearly as accepted as it is today, and any woman who married a man, only to find out their husband was a lady, would almost certainly have freaked out.
      Yes, there is a slight chance said wife was cool with it, but it’s marginal at best.

  3. Matt says:

    I don’t agree with Vivian, there are ways to get pregnant with other men. They probably knew he was a she, it’s obvious.

  4. ted says:

    Pickett? Of Pickett’s Charge? This is fascinating!

  5. Steve says:

    So, does that mean the Battle of Gettysburg can now be blamed on a women?

    • rreed says:

      moron

    • Kerrie says:

      That should be a “woman” not a “women”. And yes you are a moron.

    • KorgSmash says:

      Kerrie said:

      > That should be a “woman” not a
      > “women”.

      Ahem.

      That should be ‘woman,’ not ‘women.’

      Carry on, Grammar Obergruppenführer.

    • Shawn says:

      Nope, this cannot be blamed on Pickett in any form, whether man or woman. Lee ordered the charge, on the 3rd day of battle. Pickett’s division played little to no part in the first few days of battle, this is why they were given the order, they were rested. If you are too lazy to read, watch Gettysburg. Farly accurate description, sort of. The general outline matches

    • Steve Cox says:

      It was probably blamed on women either way.

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