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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment

Pettigrew's Brigade, Heth's Division

 

—Hill's Corps —

 
Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
1. Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment Marker
Inscription.
Twenty-Sixth
North Carolina Regiment

Pettigrew's Brigade - Heth's Division
Hill's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia

Although 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 on 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, Sergt. M.C. Olney 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 1986 by State of North Carolina.
 
Location. 39° 48.814′ N, 77° 14.139′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg
Close up of the Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
2. Close up of the Plaque
, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hancock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located north of the Angle in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arnold's Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker); Battlefield Landmarks - West and North (within shouting distance of this marker); Pettigrew and Trimble's Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Fourth Volunteer Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery K, 1st N.Y. Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Independent (Havelock) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. The High Water Mark. National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Fighting Men of North Carolina. An article that describes the advance of the 26th. (Submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Advance of the 26th North Carolina image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 17, 2008
3. Advance of the 26th North Carolina
Looking from the marker location to the west at Seminary Ridge. In the distant right in front of the tree line is the North Carolina monument, and the general area the regiment advanced from.
The Rhode Island Guns and the 26th North Carolina image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, December 27, 2008
4. The Rhode Island Guns and the 26th North Carolina
The guns of Battery A, 1st Rhode Island loom over the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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