Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment

Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment (HM8SD)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 49.114', W 77° 12.93'

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Daniel's Brigade - Rodes's Division

— Ewell's Corps —

Forty-Third North Carolina Regiment
Daniel's Brigade Rodes's Division
Ewell's Corps
Army of Northern Virginia
Thomas Stephen Kenan

William Gaston Lewis
Lieutenant Colonel

Walter Jones Boggan

As they approached the field of battle on the morning of July 1, the 43d North Carolina, along with the rest of Daniel's Brigade heard the distant booming of cannon. Early in the afternoon the regiment moved to the right and onto open ground where they were met by a furious fire. Their steady progress was checked by the deep railroad cut, but subsequent assaults were successful in breaking the Union line. Having suffered heavily, the Regiment rested for the night west of town. The next morning the 43d supported a battery just north of the Seminary. Shelling from the guns on the nearby heights inflicted some losses. Toward evening the Regiment took up a position on the Southern edge of town.

Before daybreak on July 3, the 43d moved to the extreme left of the Confederate line to take part in an assault on Culp's Hill. Passing this point and advancing under heavy fire, they occupied earthworks abandoned by Union troops. Attempting to push beyond the works, the regiment was exposed to a most severe fire of canister, shrapnel, and shell at short range. During the attack Col. Kenan was wounded and taken from the field and command passed to Lt. Col. Lewis. The Regiment retired to this point and remained exposed and under fire until ordered to recross Rock Creek in the early evening.

"All that men could do, was done nobly"
Erected by the State of North Carolina
HM NumberHM8SD
Year Placed1988
Placed ByState of North Carolina
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 310377 N 4409968
Decimal Degrees39.81856667, -77.21550000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.114', W 77° 12.93'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 6.84" N, 77° 12' 55.80" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1616 E Confederate Ave, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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