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The Battle of Gettysburg
This paper describes the role of the 26th North Carolina and the Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg.
# 94280 | 3,567 words | 32 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Apr 25, 2007 in History (U.S. Civil War 1860-1865)

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This paper provides an overview of the Battle of Gettysburg in general, followed by an assessment of how the roles played by the 26th North Carolina and the Iron Brigade during the first two days of battle helped to influence the outcome. A summary of the research and salient findings are presented. The author focuses on the role of leadership on both sides, as they appeared to play a critical role in the outcome of this infamous battle. The author also cites that it is clear from the research that the men of the 26th North Carolina and the Iron Brigade ardently believed in what they were fighting for, and were willing to die for their causes.

Review and Discussion
Figure 1. Uniform of the Iron Brigade
26th North Carolina

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Primary Sources:
  • Andrews, J. Cutler. 1955. The North Reports the Civil War. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. This book provides a number of first-hand accounts of the action that led up to Gettysburg, and what the implications of that battle were for both sides. Dr. Cutler's analysis of the Battle of Gettysburg itself was also useful.
  • Beecham, Robert & Stevens, Michael. 1998. As If It Were Glory. Madison, WI: Madison House. The author reports on the daily lives of Civil War soldiers and provides a comprehensive analysis of the impact of Meade's failure to fully prosecute his advantage at Gettysburg.
  • Cureton T. J. 1890, June 15. Letter to John R. Lane, John Randolph Lane Papers, SHC.
  • Hamblen, C. P., & Powell, W. L. (1993). Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press.

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