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Covered with Glory: The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

Rod Gragg

Abstract

The battle of Gettysburg was the largest engagement of the Civil War, and—with more than 51,000 casualties—also the deadliest. The highest regimental casualty rate at Gettysburg, an estimated 85 percent, was incurred by the 26th North Carolina Infantry. Who were these North Carolinians? Why were they at Gettysburg? How did they come to suffer such a grievous distinction? This book reveals the extraordinary story of the 26th North Carolina in detail. It chronicles the 26th's remarkable odyssey from muster near Raleigh to surrender at Appomattox. The central focus of the book, however, is the re ... More

Keywords: Gettysburg, Civil War, North Carolinians, 26th North Carolina, Raleigh, Appomattox, 24th Michigan Infantry, Federal line, Cemetery Ridge, Pickett-Pettigrew Charge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807871409
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807898383_gragg

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rod Gragg, author