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Sculpted by Gary Casteel


1863 Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Monument Replicas

 

The regiment was commanded by 21-year-old Colonel Henry K. Burgwyn, Jr.  He was killed in the Regiment’s furious battle with the 24th Michigan on July 1, falling as his regiment forced the federals back.  Captain H.C. Albright then took command.  During the battle, the colors were shot down fourteen times.  Company E was left with twelve men, all but two lightly wounded.  Company F had a single soldier, Sergeant Robert Hudspeth.  588 of the 800 men of the 26th were casualties on July 1, 1863.

 

During the charge on July 3, 99 more men were lost.  Eight more color bearers were killed or wounded. Sergeant Hudspeth and the handful of detached men of Company F he had managed to scrape together all became casualties.

 

A dispute has raged between partisans of North Carolina and Virginia over whose charge went farthest on July 3.  Although there probably never will be an answer, one fact is without question – no regiment on either side at Gettysburg suffered more casualties than the 26th North Carolina.

 

The monument is located on Meredith Avenue and was dedicated in 1985.

26th North Carolina Infantry (Meredith Ave.)

SKU: 1036
$270.00Price
  • Size: 7 ½” x 6 ½” x 7”
    Weight: 8.45lbs

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