Friday, May 13, 2011

North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg

“The last two weeks are big events of the greatest importance…” - 4th NCST.

“This day none will forget that participated in the fight. It was truly awful.” – 53rd NCT

“In this fatal charge our losses were very heavy.” – 52nd NCT

“The battle was grand, sublime, awful.” – 26th NCT

Folks, it is with great pleasure that I announce the release of North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg. This book is a collection of 77 first-person accounts of the battle of Gettysburg written by North Carolina soldiers.

This new volume is loaded with details of the battle: what the men experienced, written just days or weeks after the battle; the great debate of 1877 on who went the furthest, Pickett or Pettigrew; and, how their views on the battle changed toward the close of the nineteenth century.

These letters first appeared in newspapers just days after the battle, and continued into the twentieth century. The letters were written by the men who participated in the battle, men who had witnessed the death of Col. Henry K. Burgwyn, Jr., of the 26th North Caroline Troops on July 1; the twilight struggle of the 6th North Carolina State Troops on July 2; and, the charge of Lane’s Bigade on July 3.

Many of these letters have not been read since their original publication decades ago. But you can read what they wrote, what they experienced, and in their own words. It is what the soldiers wanted you to read, the stories that they wanted you to remember.

Orders for signed copies are now being accepted. The cost is $20, shipping and handling included. Please include to whom you would like the book inscribed. Please visit my web site, to order today.

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