Covered With Glory

Covered With Glory

The 26th North Carolina Infantry at Gettysburg

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Here, fully told for the first time, is the unforgettable story of the 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863 the regiment's eight-hundred-plus troops--young men from North Carolina's mountains, farmlands, and hamlets--were thrust into the firestorm of Gettysburg, the greatest battle ever fought in North America. By the time the fighting ended, the 26th North Carolina had suffered what some authorities would calculate to be the highest casualties of any regiment in the Civil War.

Following a bone-wearying march into Pennsylvania with the rest of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, the soldiers of the 26th found themselves in ferocious, almost face-to-face combat with some of the hardest-fighting troops in the Federal army--the heralded Iron Brigade. The bloody contest on McPherson's Ridge produced some of Gettysburg's fiercest fighting, and the troops involved--men from North Carolina, Michigan, and Indiana--established an enduring legacy ofAmerican fortitude and will.

On Gettysburg's third day of battle, the 26th North Carolina was placed in the front ranks of Pickett's Charge. Following a massive artillery barrage, the tattered regiment was commanded to go the distance in what would prove to be the most famous assault of the war. At one point, as he watched the men of the 26th in battle, Brigadier General James J. Pettigrew dispatched a message to the regiment's commander: "Tell him his regiment haas

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060174453
Branch Call Number: 973.7 Gra
Characteristics: 304 p.


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LRS1969 Feb 03, 2015

Such a shame that such a large number of these 800-some North Carolinians died defending the evil institution of slavery, of owning other human beings.

And especially with the truth being that it is very likely that none of these insurgents probably ever owned a slave!

Historically it is common knowledge that pleas from some of the insurgents more respected top leaders to free the slaves were adamantly refused right up to the very end of the war.

John 8:32


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