About the Main Monument
When was it dedicated? 1988.
What is it made out of? Monument: pink granite. Plaque: Bronze.
What size is it? Concrete base measures 4’11″x4’5″ and granite base measures 2’8″x3’0″x 8″H. Monolithic shaft with sloped face measures 2’4″x2’8″x2’8″H. All 3’4″H. Bronze tablet measures 1’8″x2’0″.
Who made it? Erected by the State of North Carolina.
What does it depict? Polished pink granite monument with bronze narrative plaque.
What does it honor? Commemorates action seen July 1 and 3, 1863; position of monument reflects action undertaken by the 43rd North Carolina on July 3, 1863.
How is it inscribed? Monument reads as follows:
As they approached the field of battle on the morning of July 1, the 43d North Carolina, along with the rest of Daniel’s Brigade heard the distant booming of cannon. Early in the afternoon the regiment moved to the right and onto open ground where they were met by a furious fire. Their steady progress was checked by the deep railroad cut, but subsequent assaults were successful in breaking the Union line. Having suffered heavily, the Regiment rested for the night west of town. The next morning the 43d supported a battery just north of the Seminary. Shelling from the guns on the nearby heights inflicted some losses. Toward evening the Regiment took up a position on the Southern edge of town.
Before daybreak on July 3, the 43d moved to the extreme left of the Confederate line to take part in an assault on Culp’s Hill. Passing this point and advancing under heavy fire, they occupied earthworks abandoned by Union troops. Attempting to push beyond the works, the regiment was exposed to a most severe fire of canister, shrapnel, and shell at short range. During the attack Col. Kenan was wounded and taken from the field and command passed to Lt. Col. Lewis. The Regiment retired to this point and remained exposed and under fire until ordered to recross Rock Creek in the early evening.
“All that men could do, was done nobly”
When was this photograph taken? February 7, 2009.
Where is it located? Located Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325. Located East side East Confederate Avenue in woods at base of Culp’s Hill.
Is this monument located along the NPS Auto Tour route? No.
Has this monument been moved or changed? This monument has not been changed or materially altered.
Commander: Colonel Thomas S. Kenan (1838-1911). Lawyer from Dublin County. Wounded and captured at Gettysburg.
After Action Report: After Action Report of Lieut. Col. W. G. Lewis (will open a pop up window).
Raised: Anson, Warren, Halifax, Wilson, Duplin, Mecklenburg, and Union Counties
North Carolina at Gettysburg
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