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North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg Paperback – March 1, 2011

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About the Author

Michael C. Hardy has written numerous books, articles and essays focusing on the Civil War. He lives in western North Carolina and has won the Willie Parker Peace History Book Award six times. He has also been presented the Jefferson Davis Historical Gold Medal by the United Daughters of the Confederacy for his work on preserving Confederate history. In 2010, Hardy was recognized as North Carolina Historian of the Year.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Roads Publishing, LLC. (March 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982527543
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982527542
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.4 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,495,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joe Owen VINE VOICE on April 4, 2014
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North Carolina sent thousands of men to fight in General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. These regiments of the ANV fought in numerous battles and skirmishes from 1861 to 1865 including the largest battle of the Civil War, Gettysburg. North Carolina historian and author Michael C. Hardy gathered letters, official reports, newspaper articles, diary entries, from the men who fought at Gettysburg. This invaluable resource from the men tell of the terrible and great battle and what they did and observed during the battle. From the opening day of battle on July 1, 1863 to the final day of the major battle on July 3, 1863 many of the soldiers recollections (some days after the battle, and some decades after the battle) describe the fierce fighting, troop movements and placements, chaos, carnage, valor, and viciousness of what they did and the soldiers who fought with them. From Lt. Colonel Robert C. Donnell of the 45th North Carolina Infantry who described the death of the regiment's color guard to a reunion described in 1897 of a soldier who is reunited with the Union soldier who shot him in battle, these letters, reports, diaries are written in descriptive style which puts the reader in "the thick of the battle".
Mr. Hardy has done a tremendous and valuable job contributing to the history of the Battle of Gettysburg by researching and publishing the accounts of the soldiers of North Carolina in the battle. Who can forget the 1877carnage wrecked upon the famous 26th North Carolina Infantry Regiment? Their ferocious fighting and loss in battle is told by the soldiers themselves in this outstanding book.
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I found a book that they reader got another view about the Battle of Gettysbury. I am from North Carolina so I found it even more informative! I would Recommend it to anyone interested in the Civil War cause it only adds to their knowledge of the battle. The book is very interesting and readable. The book explains the role other States made in famous battles!
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North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg is a treasure trove of first hand accounts from the N.C. Soldiers who were there. Relying mostly on newspaper accounts beginning in the days following the battle up until the latter days of their lives, the native sons of the Old North State who wore the gray, replay their experiences on the bloody fields. Closely examined are the rebuttals the soldiers made to a book by Col. Robert Taylor of Gen. Robert E. Lee's staff, that misreported the facts of the final charge. Taylor had written that Maj. Gen. George Pickett's division was the only organized body of troops making the charge and entering the Yankee lines. He falsely contended that the troops of Brig. Gen. J. Johnston Pettigrew and Maj. Gen Isaac Trimble were simply in support and far behind Pickett's force. These troops of former University of North Carolina professor Pettigrew and railroad executive Trimble were largely North Carolinians. The papers of the state led by the Raleigh Observer were quick to solicit these reports refuting Taylor's book.

North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg was formulated out of the numerous articles that historian Michael Hardy collected while researching his books on the various regiments North Carolina contributed to the Confederate cause. If you are interested in Gettysburg and enjoy reading these old first hand accounts, then this book is for you.

This book is not so much an organized history like most of Hardy's books, but it is rather a collection of source material. It is enjoyable in the sense that it shows you the battle as the soldiers saw it, not as historians now interpret it. There is no modern day postulating nor speculating of intentions. It is simply the words of the men who were there as delivered to their contemporaries.
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If you want to read first hand accounts of how North Carolina won the Battle of Gettysburg this is for you. I am simply amazed at the amount of soldiers (through their first hand accounts) left Gettysburg in retreat thinking that they won a great victory.
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