|Birth||Dec. 11, 1846|
|Death||Oct. 4, 1930|
|Cemetery||Broken Bow (Broken Bow)|
|Unit||6th New York Cavalry, Company D|
Private Harvey N Pickens
Company D, 6th New York Cavalry
Pickens was born on December 11, 1846. He enlisted on September 1, 1864 at Otsego, New York. Pickens was mustered on September 13, 1864 and served about 9 months. He was discharged on June 18, 1865 at Philadelphia.
Pickens joined the regiment in the final stages of the Civil War. During his enlistment he unit was assigned to General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August 7-November 28, 1864). During the campaign the regiment fought in two major battles:
Battle of Fisher’s Hill (VA) (September 21, 1864).
Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864).
After the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, the regiment was involved in several major battles and historical events:
Battle of Five Forks (VA) (April 1, 1865).
Fall of Petersburg (Val) (April 2, 1865).
Battle of Sailor’s Creek (VA) (April 6, 1865).
At Appomattox Court House (VA) (April 9, 1865) when General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia.
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 23, 1865).
Pickens died on October 4, 1930 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow (Custer County), Nebraska. Pickens was a member of the Steedman Post (#180) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ansley, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.