Henry (Harry) King Burgwyn, Boy Colonel of the Confederacy, 26th N.C. Troops... moments from being mortally wounded at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863.
On Tuesday, July 9, my wife and I attended “North Carolina and Gettysburg,” one of the presentations during the first-ever Adult Summer Reading Program at the Kinston-Lenoir County Public Library. The focus is “Rediscovering the Civil War.”
The reading program has been a collaborative effort between the public library and the CSS Neuse Civil War Interpretative Center. Andy Bennett of the Interpretative Center gave a presentation and led the discussion that centered on the 26th North Carolina Infantry, the unit that suffered the greatest causalities at Gettysburg. Andy told the story in compelling detail about some of the combatants to “put a face” on what soldiers endured during the war.
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