Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment

Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment (HM9OK)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 48.814', W 77° 14.139'

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Pettigrew's Brigade, Heth's Division

— Hill's Corps —

Twenty-Sixth
North Carolina Regiment

Pettigrew's Brigade - Heth's Division
Hill's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia

Although nearly destroyed during its successful attack against Meredith's Iron Brigade on July 1, the Twenty-Sixth North Carolina Regiment joined in the Pettigrew-Pickett Charge on the Afternoon of July 3. Advancing under solid shot, spherical case, canister, and musketry, the Regiment charged to within ten paces of the stone wall on their front.

The scene was described by an artilleryman of a Rhode Island Battery: "...as a regiment of Pettigrew's Brigade (the Twenty-Sixth North Carolina) was charging...and had almost reached the wall just in front of us, Sergt. M.C. Olney cried out...'Fire that gun! Pull! Pull! The No. 4 obeyed orders and the gap made in that North Carolina Regiment was simply terrible." Under this galling fire, the Twenty-Sixth North Carolina was compelled to retire with the Brigade from this point to Seminary Ridge.
"The men of the Twenty-Sixth Regiment would
dress on their colors in spite of the world."
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HM NumberHM9OK
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByState of North Carolina
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 2:38am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 308638 N 4409456
Decimal Degrees39.81356667, -77.23565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.814', W 77° 14.139'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 48.84" N, 77° 14' 8.34" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3645 Hancock Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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