The North Carolina Monument is a North Carolina memorial of the American Civil War commemorating the 32 Carolina regiments in action at the Battle of Gettysburg. The monument is a public artwork by American sculptor Gutzon Borglum located on Seminary Ridge, West Confederate Avenue.Plan your visit to North Carolina Monument and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Gettysburg trip planning site .
Surrounded by dogwood trees (the North Carolina state tree), the monument features figures of North Carolina infantrymen advancing during Pickett's Charge, where fifteen infantry regiments from North Carolina participated and suffered heavy casualties. One man kneels injured on the ground, pointing towards the enemy with his proper left hand while two men wield guns and look forward. A fourth man holds a flag in both hands as he glances forward. The sculpture is signed "Gutzon Borglum 1929 (illegible) AKUNST FDY NYC". The back of the base is inscribed: "NORTH CAROLINA".
North Carolina Monument Reviews
One of the most beautiful monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield, or anywhere. It truly conveys the courage, sacrifice, and loss of the brave men and boys from both side who struggled at Gettysburg. more »
We saw this monument as part of our guided tour of the battlefield. Our guide took extra time at this monument to talk about the meaning behind the sculpture. What a powerful statement of courage! more »
Terrific. But only if you're interested in history.
For 30 years I've been visiting the NC monument. I believe it to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring.
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