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Covered with GloryThe 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg$
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Rod Gragg

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780807871409

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807898383_gragg

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“Unconquered in Spirit”

“Unconquered in Spirit”

(p.202) Chapter 11 “Unconquered in Spirit”
Covered with Glory

Rod Gragg

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter illustrates the bloody mess on Emmitsburg Road. As the troops on the Confederate left fell back under the storm of Federal fire, many halted in the lane and lay on their bellies among the fallen. Determined not to appear cowardly—or be shot in the back—some men turned and stubbornly walked backwards across the battered fields. The men of Lowrance's brigade, who were last to reach the Emmitsburg Road, were trying to climb over the fences on Pettigrew's right when the assault broke. Retreating troops streamed by them on both sides: Pettigrew's troops falling back on their left and Pickett's men fleeing on their right. General Trimble was just behind Lowrance's left flank, still mounted and partially shielded by a large elm tree just back of the Emmitsburg Road.

Keywords:   Emmitsburg Road, Pettigrew, Federal fire, Lowrance's brigade, retreating troops

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