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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May 13, 2015

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Okay, so most of you who’ve taken the Gettysburg battlefield tour and have driven, biked, hiked, walked or segway’ed along Confederate Avenue have probably seen this monument. It’s the Tennessee State Memorial, dedicated in 1982. Any North Carolinians out there might be interested to know that their state is featured on the lower right of the monument where Tennessee’s border is cut out :-)

So maybe you’ve seen this monument, but have you seen the back? It reads, “This memorial is dedicated to the memory of the men who served in the 1st (PACS), 7th and 14th Tennessee Infantry Regiments, Archer’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, Third Army Corps, Army of Northern Virginia. They fought and died for their convictions, performing their duty as they understood it.” There’s a nice little cut out area around this monument, and from here you can walk to the North Carolina State Memorial located just a short distance away.


Co. C, 13th North Carolina Infantry

Born July 06, 1838 --- Died July 06/09, 1863 at age 25

Cpt. Rainey enlisted in April 1861 and was a farmer. He was mortally wounded on the 1st, later captured on the 5th, and died a short time later of his wounds. He was buried at Red House Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Semora, North Carolina.

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