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 —
North Carolina Regiment
Pettigrew's Brigade - Heth's Division
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.
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 Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 898 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.