North Carolina Monument, Gettysburg

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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.
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".
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  • Having been transplanted from the North to the South, I was glad to see a relatively balanced and accurate presentation of history. The NC monument is perhaps one of the most details and the facial.....  more »
  • Nice monument right off the road quick stop for a couple pictures and to read about what happened at this location.  more »
  • Gettysburg historical monument it was a nice warm weather and it was great my buddy and I drove 16 location where the battle took place. we had to climb three different Towers into buildings some of the towers were five story or 4 stories high. when we got back to the visitor center we ordered some water because it was a hot day the food expensive but sometime you have no choice but to buy some or bring lunch in water is it good to bring your family to learn the history the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Very well done, artistic and poignant statue and memorial to those from NC. Gettysburg Battlefield National Park is beautifully kept (as such hallowed ground should be) and even though I've been there dozens of times over the decades it always amazes & humbles me to be there.

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