North Carolina-Civil War Monument-August 28


North Carolina People, Places, and Things-August 28

I am the dad to five adult children. As they were growing up I attempted to remind them they were special and to implore them to learn something new. My goal was to do that daily.

In 2016 my goal is to learn something new daily on the people, places, and things that make North Carolina special. Everyday this year I am doing a post on what I have learned new.

Surfing the web in a hotel lobby in Tampa, FL I came across a nugget about North Carolina on a website about Texas. The website is called Lone Star Back Roads.

https://lonestarbackroads.com

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One of the posts talks about North Carolina monuments on the battlefield of  Chickamauga. Which is located in Southeastern Tennessee.

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The monument above is  one of four North Carolina monuments at Chickamauga (there are two monuments to the 39th and one to the 60th; the poor 29th, the only other NC regiment at Chickamauga, has no monument, nor is there a general North Carolina monument), documents one of those claims.

If you want to read the entire post it can be found at:

58th North Carolina Infantry Monument at Chickamauga

I also liked that the author of the blog is from North Carolina.

 

 

One comment

  1. Thanks for the feature! The story of the North Carolina units at the action at both Chattanooga and Chickamauga is interesting, even if it is minor. All four units from NC were from Western NC, where support leaned heavily toward the Union, even in a state that straddled the fence on the secession question until told to provide troops to take action against the Confederacy. One of them (I forget which one) had one of the highest rates of desertion of any Confederate unit during the war. Despite this, they all fought valiantly during Chickamauga, particularly the 58th and 39th.

    Two of the four were on Missionary Ridge when the Federal forces scaled the ridge in what was really an unplanned action and forced the Confederates out of Chattanooga. There is some debate as to whether the initial breakthrough happened where those two units were, or just very close to where they were (as you can imagine, in post-action reports, everybody was quick to blame somebody else for the defeat). Unfortunately, the position that they occupied isn’t there any more; it was obliterated in the sixties when TDOT cut through the ridge when I-24 was built.

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