Saturday, August 04, 2012

Looking for NC's Civil War - Gettysburg

Have you been to Gettysburg lately? The town is always packed, and the visitor center crowded. Few places capture our attention like "the 'burg." We could spend a month blogging about nothing but North Carolina at Gettysburg, (and I might at some point). Of course, we could also do that with Antietam, Chancellorsville, or Chickamauga.

For those familiar with the field, this image needs little context. It is the marker for the spot attained by the 26th North Carolina Troops on July 3, 1863.  For those really familiar with the regiment, or the battle, then you know of the debate - about how this monument is in the wrong place, and should be a little further to the right of this photo.

Regardless, the story of the 26th NCT at Gettysburg should be one remembered by every Tar Heel.

This image was taken in May 2010.

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