There are some disagreement over the placement of this monument. Some think that the monument should be about 100 yards to the north of its present position, the reason being that the 26NC colors were recovered by members of the 12th NJ which was positioned near the Bryan Farm, north of the monument's position.
Text on Monument Reads:
NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT
PETTIGREW'S BRIGADE HETH'S DIVISION
ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA
ALTHOUGH NEARLY DESTROYED DURING ITS SUCCESSFUL ATTACK AGAINST MEREDITH'S IRON BRIGADE ON JULY 1, THE TWENTY-SIXTH NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT JOINED IN THE PETTIGREW-PICKETT CHARGE ON THE AFTERNOON OF JULY 3. ADVANCING UNDER SOLID SHOT, SPHERICAL CASE, CANISTER, AND MUSKETRY THE REGIMENT CHARGED TO WITHIN TEN PACES OF THE STONE WALL IN THEIR FRONT.
THE SCENE WAS DESCRIBED BY AN ARTILLERYMAN OF A RHODE
ISLAND BATTERY: ". . . AS A REGIMENT OF PETTIGREW'S BRIGADE
(THE TWENTY-SIXTH NORTH CAROLINA) WAS CHARGING. . .AND HAD ALMOST REACHED THE WALL JUST IN FRONT OF US, SERGE M.C.ONLEY CRIED OUT . . .'FIRE THAT GUN! PULL! PULL!' THE NO. 4 OBEYED
ORDERS AND THE GAP MADE IN THAT NORTH CAROLINA REGIMENT WAS SIMPLY TERRIBLE." UNDER THIS GALLING FIRE, THE TWENTY-SIXTH NORTH CAROLINA WAS COMPELLED TO RETIRE WITH THE BRIGADE FROM THIS POINT TO SEMINARY RIDGE.
"THE MEN OF THE TWENTY-SIXTH REGIMENT WOULD
DRESS THEIR COLORS IN SPITE OF THE WORLD."
ERECTED BY THE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Gettysburg National Military Park
Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
Record added: Apr 29, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8700561