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

North Carolina

1863

 
 
Statue for the North Carolina Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
1. Statue for the North Carolina Monument
Gutzon Borglum created this sculpture. He used photos of North Carolina veterans of the war as a basis. Orren Smith was the "model" for the color bearer. A wounded officer points and urges two solders onward toward the enemy, while Smith supports them with the colors.
Inscription. To the eternal glory of the North Carolina soldiers, who on this battlefield displayed heroism unsurpassed. Sacrificing all in support of their cause. Their valorous deeds will be enshrined in their hearts of men long after these transient memorials have crumbled into dust.

Thirty two North Carolina regiments were in action at Gettysburg July 1,2,3, 1863. One Confederate soldier in every four who fell here was a North Carolinian.

This tablet erected by the North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

(On the ground in front of the main tablet):
North Carolina Organizations in the Army of Northern Virginia at the Battle of Gettysburg
July 1-3, 1863

6th, 21st, 57th Infantry - Hoke's Brigade of Early's Division
1st, 3rd Infantry - Steuart's Brigade of Johnson's Division
32nd, 43rd, 45th, 53rd Infantry and 2nd Battalion - Daniel's Brigade of Rodes' Division
5th, 12th, 20th, 23rd Infantry - Iverson's Brigade of Rodes' Division
2nd, 4th, 14th, 30th Infantry - Ramseur's Brigade of Rodes' Division
11th, 26th, 47th, 52nd Infantry - Pettigrew's Brigade of Heth's Division
55th Infantry - Davis' Brigade of Heth's
Another View of the Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
2. Another View of the Statue
Division
7th, 18th, 28th, 33rd, 37th Infantry - Lane's Brigade of Pender's Division
13th, 16th, 22nd, 34th, 38th Infantry - Scales Division
1st North Carolina Artillery, Battery A - McLaws Division
Branch (North Carolina) Artillery and Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery - Hood's Division
Charlotte (North Carolina) Artillery - Pender's Division
1st Cavalry - Hampton's Brigade of Stuart's Division
2nd, 4th Cavalry - Robertson's Brigade of Stuart's Division
5th Cavalry - W.H.F. Lee's Brigade of Stuart's Division
 
Erected 1929 by North Carolina Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 39° 49.1′ N, 77° 14.837′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on West Confederate Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on Seminary Ridge 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. Confederate Line of Battle (a
North Carolina Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 29, 2016
3. North Carolina Statue
few steps from this marker); Wingfield's Battery - Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Lane's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Heth's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Graham's Battery - Poague's Battalion (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Mississippi Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Lieut. General Ambrose P. Hill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Also see . . .  Foggy Morning at the North Carolina Monument. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Main Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
4. Main Tablet
Ground Tablet Listing Regiments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
5. Ground Tablet Listing Regiments
Note the Cavalry regiments listed conflicts with several sources. In The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command, (considered one of the most authoritative on the subject), Edwin B. Coddington lists the 4th and 5th North Carolina Cavalry with Robertson's Brigade. He also lists the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry with W.H.F. Lee's Brigade. It is likely the 2nd and 5th were transposed on the inscription.
Close Up of Faces image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
6. Close Up of Faces
North Carolina Statue image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, July 29, 2016
7. North Carolina Statue
Wide view of statue
Memorial with Tablets and the NPS Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 28, 2008
8. Memorial with Tablets and the NPS Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,248 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   4, 5, 6. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   7. submitted on November 17, 2016, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.   8. submitted on September 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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