John T. Hubbell, "Pickett, George Edward," American National Biography Online, February 2000, http://www.anb.org/articles/04/04-00787.html.
Lee accepted blame for the debacle, but Pickett came under severe criticism for not leading his men. Rather he was variously to the rear or elsewhere. Others defended his conduct. In either case, his morale, his spirit, and his reputation were ruined. He never recovered from that awful day, although he served in North Carolina and Virginia until relieved of his command as the war was ending.