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NORTH CAROLINA MONUMENT









North Carolina Monument
North Carolina Monument
Marking North Carolina's deepest penetration during the July 3, 1863 attack.




North Carolina Monument
North Carolina Monument
View of the Confederate jump-off position (distant tree line)
in respect to the North Carolina monument.




TWENTY-SIXTH
NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT
PETTIGREW'S BRIGADE         HETH'S DIVISION
HILL'S CORPS
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

ATHOUGH NEARLY DESTROYED DURING ITS SUCCESSFUL ATTACK
AGAINST MEREDITH'S IRON BRIGADE ON JULY 1, THE TWENTY-SIXTH
NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT JOINED IN THE PETTIGREW-PICKETT
CHARGE ON THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 3. ADVANCING UNDER SOLID
SHOT, SPHERICAL CASE, CANISTER, AND MUSKETRY THE REGIMENT
CHARGED TO WITHIN TEN PACES OF THE STONE WALL IN THEIR FRONT.

THE SCENE WAS DESCRIBED BY AN ARTILLERYMAN OF A RHODE
ISLAND BATTERY: "...AS A REGIMENT OF PETTIGREW'S BRIGADE
(THE TWENTY-SIXTH NORTH CAROLINA) WAS CHARGING...AND HAD
ALMOST REACHED THE WALL JUST IN FRONT OF US, SERGE M.C.ONLEY
CRIED OUT...'FIRE THAT GUN! PULL! PULL! THE NO. 4 OBEYED
ORDERS AND THE GAP MADE IN THAT NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT WAS
SIMPLY TERRIBLE." UNDER THIS GALLING FIRE, THE TWENTY-SIXTH
NORTH CAROLINA WAS COMPELLED TO RETIRE WITH THE BRIGADE
FROM THIS POINT TO SEMINARY RIDGE.

"THE MEN OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH REGIMENT WOULD
DRESS ON THEIR COLORS IN SPITE OF THE WORLD."

ERECTED BY THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
1986

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