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1836 Charles Pickett's parents moved from South Carolina to Darke County, Ohio before he was born. [1] His two oldest brothers, Micajah and James, were not in the 1840 census in Ohio and may have stayed in the South.

1841 Charles Pickett, son of Isaiah and Nancy Pickett, was born in April in Jackson County, Ohio, the youngest child in a family of 9 children. [2][3]

1850 Isaiah and wife Nancy Picket lived in Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio with John (age 16 born South Carolina), farmer; Charles (age 9, born Ohio); I.C. (age 23, born South Carolina), farmer; and Mary (age 26, born Ohio, perhaps this was daughter-in-law Mary Marquis married to Isaiah C Pickett). [4][5]

1855 Charles Pickett's father, Isaiah Pickett, died. [6]

1859 Widow Nancy Pickett and sons Isaiah C and John H Pickett bought land in Cedar County, Missouri, deeded through the Bureau of Land Management by President James Buchanan. [Photocopy, 1859 Missouri land grant to Nancy Pickett.]

1860 Nancy Pickett (age 63, born NC), widow, and Charles T Pickett (age 19), teacher, lived in Clintonville, Box Twp, Cedar County, Missouri. [7]

1862-1865 Civil War: Charles Pickett had an extensive record as a Union soldier in the Ohio Volunteers, 10'th Cavalry Regiment, Company C. Charles Pickett was a corporal at enlistment and discharge. [8] The company was organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, in October, 1862. The company fought in more than 70 battles. More than 30 men died in battle and more than 150 died from disease. The chronology below is derived from pension records of Charles Pickett and from two summaries of regimental activities. [9][10]

1862 Charles Pickett enlisted as a Corporal on 25 October at the age of 21.

1863 Charles Pickett enlisted in Company C, 10th Cavalry Regiment Ohio on 10 February.

1863 Charles Pickett left for Nashville, Tenn., February 27.

1863 Charles Pickett had duty and battles at Murfreesboro till June, 1863.

1863 Charles Pickett was on the expedition to Auburn, Snow Hill, Liberty, etc., April 2-6.

1863 Charles Pickett was at Smith's Ford April 2.

1863 Charles Pickett was at Snow Hill, Woodbury, April 3.

1863 Charles Pickett was a scout to Smithville June 4-5.

1863 Charles Pickett was at Snow Hill June 4.

1863 Charles Pickett was at Smithville June 5.

1863 Charles Pickett was a scout on Salem Pike June 12.

1863 Charles Pickett was attached to the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1863.

1863 Charles Pickett was in the Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.

1863 Charles Pickett was in the occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16.

1863 Charles Pickett made passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.

1863 Charles Pickett was in the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Cumberland, to November, 1863.

1863 Charles Pickett was at the battle of Chickamauga September 19-21.

1863 Charles Pickett was in operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17.

1863 Charles Pickett was at McMinnville October 4.

1863 Charles Pickett was at Farmington October 7.

1863 Charles Pickett was in the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Cumberland, to April, 1864.

1863 Charles Pickett was on the march to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 8.

1864 Charles Pickett was in the 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864.

1864 Charles Pickett was near Loudon December 2.

1864 Charles Pickett was in the expedition to Murphey, N. C., December 6-11.

1864 Charles Pickett was near Dandridge December 22-23 (Detachment).

1864 Charles Pickett was at Dandridge December 24 (Detachment).

1864 Charles Pickett was at Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29.

1864 Charles Pickett was at Schulz's Mill, Cosby Creek, January 14, 1864 (Detachment).

1864 Charles Pickett was near Wilsonville January 22, 1864.

1864 Expedition to Quallatown, N. C., January 31-February 7 (Detachment).

1864 Charles Pickett was at Quallatown February 5.

1864 Charles Pickett was a scout from Ringgold, Ga., to Lafayette April 24-25.

1864 Charles Pickett was at Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8.

1864 Charles Pickett was at Stone Church May 1.

1864 Charles Pickett was at Lee's Cross Roads and Ringgold Gap May 2.

1864 Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13.

1864 Sugar Valley May 11.

1864 Near Resaca May 13.

1864 Battle of Resaca May 14-15.

1864 Rome May 17-18.

1864 Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.

1864 Near Stilesboro June 9 (Detachment).

1864 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.

1864 On line of the Chattahoochie River July 3-17.

1864 Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.

1864 Frogtown August 3.

1864 Lovejoy Station August 10.

1864 Sandtown and Fairburn August 15.

1864 Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta July 18-22.

1864 Camp Creek August 18.

1864 Red Oak and Jonesboro August 19.

1864 Lovejoy Station August 20.

1864 Claiborne August 24.

1864 Flank movement on Jonesborough August 25-30.

1864 Fairburn August 27-28.

1864 Red Oak August 28.

1864 Flint River Station and Jonesborough August 30.

1864 Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.

1864 Lovejoy Station September 2-6.

1864 Campbellton September 10.

1864 Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 30-November 3.

1864 Camp Creek September 30.

1864 Sweetwater and Noyes Creek near Powder Springs October 2-3.

1864 Van Wert October 9-10.

1864 Dallas October 21.

1864 March to the sea November 10-December 15.

1864 Bear Creek Station November 16.

1864 Walnut Creek and East Macon November 20.

1864 Waynesboro November 27-28.

1864 Buckhead Creek or Reynolds' Plantation November 28.

1864 Louisville November 30.

1864 Waynesboro December 4.

1864 Ebenezer Creek December 8.

1864 Siege of Savannah December 10-21.

1865 Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.

1865 Charles Pickett was a Prisoner Of War on 05 February at Aiken, South Carolina.

1865 Aiken and Blackville, S. C., February 11.

1865 North Edisto River February 12-13.

1865 Guenter's Bridge February 14.

1865 Phillips' Cross Roads, N. C., March 4.

1865 Rockingham March 7-8.

1865 Monroe's Cross Roads March 10.

1865 Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, March 16.

1865 Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.

1865 Raleigh April 12-13.

1865 Morrisville April 13.

1865 Bennett's House April 26.

1865 Surrender of Johnston and his army; Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina till July.

1865 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

1865 Dept. of North Carolina to July, 1865.

1865 Charles Pickett mustered out of Company C, 10th Cavalry Regiment Ohio on June 10 or July 24, 1865 in Camp Chase, Ohio with Distinguished Service.

1863-1888 Charles Pickett recounted some events from the Civil War and described effects on his health. [11]:

State of Ohio Darke county On this Day of February AD One thousand Eight hundred and Eighty Eight (1888) personally appeared before me P H Maher, clerk of the court of Common Pleas, a court of record within and for the county and state aforesaid, one Charles T. Pickett, aged Forty Seven years, a resident of Union city, in the state of Indiana (Randolph County) who, being duly sworn according to law, declared that he is the identical Charles T. Pickett, who enlisted in the service of the United States at Camp Chase, Ohio on the 25th Day of Oct AD 1862 as a private in Company C, commanded by Capt Hutchinson in the 10th Regiment of Ohio Cavalry in the war of 1861 to 1865, and was honorably discharged on the 10th Day of June AD 1865 at said Camp Chase O. That while in the service aforesaid and in the line of his duty, in the Spring of 1863 he contracted a severe cold. That he had been greatly exposed to inclement weather about that time, and before, while on picket duty and otherwise, in and around Murfreesboro (Tenn.), and after the battle of Stone River, that he took sick, had a long spell of typhoid fever near two months, was in hospital at Nashville (in old Presbyterian church, as he remembers it) and afterwards in hospital No 7 at Louisville. Also removed? To General hospital at Camp Denison O. That he was sent back, after being sick and confined in said hospital for over six months, to his regiment at Chattanooga and participated in the Battle in and around Chattanooga, except Chisaugua, ? to in and around Atlanta, and until taken prisoner in February 1865, on Edisto River twenty miles west of Augusta, South Carolina.

That he was imprisoned in Saulsbury (Salisbury) prison. That in the engagement at Waynesboro, Geo he was shot through his right hand, which has been partially deformed, crippled and stiff ever since. That he was also shot in the right shoulder at same time, but that said cut did not permanently injure him.

That … for years has been a physical wreck, suffering greatly, and wholly unable to perform any labor to procure the necessaries of life for his family and several children, wife, and himself…that he has heretofore thought and said that he would not ask his country for assistance, that he has been loath to do so, but that now he is forced so to do, or see his long suffering and patient wife and their children the subjects of public charity and which is now beyond his physical power to prevent. Hence, he is now compelled to apply to the country in his need. …that his occupation, when he has been able, has been as township and village clerk and has practiced law…That his post office address is Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. He hereby appoints OA Baker, atty, of Greenville, Darke County, Ohio as and for his attorney in the prosecution of his claims herein for such pensions and … that his said attorney shall have and receive for his said services, the sum of twenty five ($25.00) Dollars.

1863 Charles Pickett was hospitalized at Murphreysburough, Tennessee. Charles gave the following report [12]:

At Murphreysburough, Tenn. In Spring of 1863, I was sick with cold and had dysentery. I had to lay in mud and water, and was almost continuously on duty. When I had got so bad I could not get up, my comrades carried me to regimental Hospital and I was then sent to the field hospital where I lay unconscious for almost a week. When I first became conscious I inquired of the lady who was nursing me what my disease was and she said I had Typhoid fever. Soon after I was shipped to Nashville, Tenn. Where I saw time, just how long I do not know, but was very sick. Afterwards they sent me to Louisville Ky where I had chronic diahrora and was taken yellow jaundice so that my skin was nearly black. I was then sent to Camp Chase Ohio hospital and remained there until about the time of the Chicamauga battle, having had a furlough home for a week to vote for Gov Brough – fall of 1863 – and having got better, I obtained leave to rejoin my regiment. … In the Spring of 1864 just after we started on the Atlanta campaign – we were skirmishing with the rebels and I hurt my left hip which makes me lame yet. … During the March to the Sea from Atlanta I was under Gen Kilpatrick and in a cavalry. At Waynesborough Ga I got a slight hurt in my hand which did not then hurt much, but since then my hand has become badly drawn up. I said nothing to any body at the time about it for it was so slight. I was in prison 21 days and terribly exposed which I think has helped to cause rheumatism.

1860-1865 Charles T Pickett was captured at Columbia, South Carolina and was a prisoner of war. [13][14]:

Prisoner of War records show him captured at Columbia SC Feb 9 / [18]60 Paroled at NE Ferry NC Mch 1 / [18]65 rep’t? at College Green Barracks MD March 9 / [18]65. Sent to Camp Chase O M[ar]ch 10 / [18]65, rep’t there M[ar]ch 13 / [18]65, furloughed M[ar]ch 13 / [18]65 for 30 days rat’d April 20 / [18]65 and mustered out June 10 / [18]65.


[1] W. H. McIntosh, The History of Darke County, Ohio (W. H. Beers & Co: 1890), 394, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[2] United States Census, 1900, Born April, 1841, other census records generally agree with the birthyear, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[3] United States National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938, died at age 64 in 1905, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[4] US census, 1850, Reel 0674, Image 505, family 44, [InternetArchive].

[5] United States Census, 1850, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[6] Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996, Darke, Will B-2A-225, The will did not name the children, [FamilySearchImage], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[7] US census, 1860, Reel 613, Image 47, family 307, [InternetArchive].

[8] National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors Database, [National_Park_Service].

[9] Civil War Battle Unit Details, 10th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, [National_Park_Service].

[10] U.S., American Civil War Regiments, 1861-1866, [AncestryRecord].

[11] Civil War pension file of Charles T Pickett, Soldier’s certificate 633,350, Can No. 13560, Bundle No. 17, National Archives & Records Administration, Order Number F11-27842395E.

[12] Family Document, Civil War pension file of Charles T Pickett, affidavit dated April 6, 1891, National Archives & Records Administration, Order Number F11-27842395E.

[13] Family Document, Civil War pension file of Charles T Pickett, 1903 On 11 November, Commissioner of Pensions report, National Archives & Records Administration, Order Number F11-27842395E.

[14] Family Document, Charles Pickett reported being a prisoner of war in Salisbury N.C. Military Prison, in a letter to a nephew written in 1895.

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