Friday, March 04, 2011

The most hallowed spot Tar Heels fought on?

Got an email a couple of days ago from the Civil War Trust about their latest battlefield preservation campaign. They are raising funds to preserve 104 acres along McPherson Ridge. For many in North Carolina, or who had North Carolina ancestors who fought under the banners of the state during the war, there is probably no more important piece of property that that of McPherson Ridge. It is on this land that the Iron Brigade battled portions of Pettigrew’s brigade, and it is on this land that the 26th North Carolina lost more than ten color bearers, and where Col. Henry Kidd Burgwyn received his mortal wound.

The Civil War Trust has put up some great information about the battle here.

Would you please consider joining with me to preserve this piece of historic property?

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