State of North Carolina Monument (Gettysburg)
Battlefield: Gettysburg National Military Park, Pennsylvania
Location: West Confederate Avenue
Map Coordinates: +39° 49' 5.88", -77° 14' 49.92"
- "To the eternal glory of the North Carolina soldiers. Who on this battlefield displayed heroism unsurpassed sacrificing all in support of their cause. Their valorous deeds will be enshrined in the hearts of men long after these transient memorials have crumbled into dust."
- "Thirty two North Carolina regiments were in action at Gettysburg July 1,2,3, 1863. One Confederate soldier in every four who fell here was a North Carolinian."
- "This tablet erected by the North Carolina Division United Daughters of the Confederacy."
Artist: Borglum, Gutzon, sculptor; Kunst Foundry, founder
Dedicated: July 3, 1929
Dimensions: Sculpture: H. 15 ft. 9 in.; Base: 9 ft. 9 in. x 6 ft. 6 in.
Description: A bronze group of five figures representing North Carolina infantrymen charging forward in the midst of battle. Three of the figures carry guns, one carries a flag, and one kneels on the ground and points toward the enemy with his proper left hand. The monument is enclosed with a metal fence.
Cost: $50,000.00 (July 1929)
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