Dick Garnett served with Longstreet, Pickett, Armistead, and Kemper in the Mexican War. At the Battle of Kernstown, he withdrew his brigade without orders, earning a reputation for cowardice from an enraged Stonewall Jackson—a stain he cannot erase in the eyes of many other men. Longstreet, however, believes in him and assigns him to lead a brigade under Pickett. He chooses to ride his horse during Pickett’s Charge, knowing it will make him a perfect target. Though he survives longer than expected, he dies during the battle.
Richard Brooke (“Dick”) Garnett Character Timeline in The Killer Angels
The timeline below shows where the character Richard Brooke (“Dick”) Garnett appears in The Killer Angels. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Monday, June 29, 1863: Chapter 4: Longstreet
...but Longstreet doubts this will happen. Suddenly George Pickett arrives with his brigade commanders, Armistead, Garnett, and Kemper. Longstreet has known these men since they all served together in the Mexican... (full context)
...Armistead is jokingly introduced as an elderly “Lothario,” though he is actually a shy widower. Garnett is known for being sickly, and Kemper for being a politician (a former member of... (full context)
Wednesday, July 1, 1863: Chapter 5: Longstreet
Friday, July 3, 1863: Chapter 4: Armistead
Friday, July 3, 1863: Chapter 5: Longstreet
...sits by the fire drinking coffee. Sorrel brings the figures from the day: Armistead and Garnett are dead; Kemper is dying. Seven of Pickett’s thirteen colonels are dead and six are... (full context)