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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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  • This monument represents the soldiers from North Carolina that fought during a very bloody battle and the regiments from North Carolina suffered heavy losses. Outside of the subject matter, this... 
    This monument represents the soldiers from North Carolina that fought during a very bloody battle and the regiments from North Carolina suffered heavy losses. Outside of the subject matter, this...  more »
  • Don't ask me why, but I love this monument, and no, I am not from North Carolina. The detail is impressive, but the monument really evokes connection for me. My personal favorite of the many... 
    Don't ask me why, but I love this monument, and no, I am not from North Carolina. The detail is impressive, but the monument really evokes connection for me. My personal favorite of the many...  more »
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  • One of the thirteen Southern memorials on the battlefield, all of which are very unique and well-done. This is the first one on Confederate Avenue and faces the battlefield where the soldiers fought and perished. Worth a stop to admire and pay respects. Cheers.
  • This is the North Carolina memorial that is dedicated to the soldiers who participated in the Battle of Gettysburg from that state. The monument depicts a wounded officer pointing the way forward to the enemy while a veteran and younger comrade lead a color bearer in the charge. The statue was sculpted by Gutzon Borglum of Mount Rushmore fame. The stone tablet near the monument reads: To the eternal glory of the North Carolina soldiers. Who on this battlefield displayed heroism unsurpassed sacrificing all in sup- port of their cause. Their valorous deeds will be enshrined in the hearts of men long after these transient memorials have crum- bled into dust. Thirty two North Carolina regiments were in action at Gettysburg July 1,2,3, 1863. One Con- federate soldier in every four who fell here was a North Carolinian. This tablet erected by the North Carolina Division United Daughters of the Confederacy.

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