Jig of the Week puzzle #21 make by University Distributing Co. and distributed by S. M. News Co, NYC in 1933. Semi-interlocking, sculpted top and bottom .Artist is Thure de Thulstrup, mid-19th century illustrator, primarily of historical military scenes. Picture also known as "Battle of Gettysburg". Box also contains picture of puzzle and promo for next weekly puzzle in series.
Pickett's Charge was an infantry assault ordered by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee against Maj. Gen. George G. Meade's Union positions on July 3, 1863, the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg in the state of Pennsylvania during the American Civil War. Its futility was predicted by the charge's commander, Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, and it was arguably an avoidable mistake from which the Southern war effort never fully recovered militarily or psychologically. The farthest point reached by the attack has been referred to as the high-water mark of the Confederacy. Wikipedia.
The charge is named after Maj. Gen. George Pickett, one of three Confederate generals who led the assault under Longstreet.