Gettysburg Daily: 26th North Carolina Part 1: LBG Eric Lindblade

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26th North Carolina Part 1: LBG Eric Lindblade
April 2, 2017
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Licensed Battlefield Guide Eric Lindblade was born and raised in North Carolina. He began his study of the Civil War after a trip to Gettysburg when he was six years old. He attended East Carolina University and is the author of “Fight As Long As Possible: The Battle of Newport Barracks” (2010). His next book “The 26th North Carolina, 1861-1865: A Regimental History” is expected to be released in 2018. Eric is the host for our series on the 26th North Carolina. If you would like to contact Eric, you can click here to reveal his email address. He is standing next to the regiment’s monument on Meredith Avenue.This view was taken facing north at approximately 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
A map showing the location of Video #1 (right pin) and Video #2 (left pin).This map was created in a chair facing east on April 1, 2017.
Eric is standing by the monument to the 26th North Carolina Infantry along Meredith Avenue in Herbst’s/Reynold’s/McPherson’s Woods for Video #1.This view was taken facing north at approximately 8:30 AM on Wednesday, March 29, 2017.
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The ten companies of the 26th North Carolina were raised primarily from the counties highlighted in red. Two counties raised two companies for the 26th: Caldwell (Companies F and I) and Chatham (Companies E and G). While often viewed as a “western” North Carolina regiment only four of the ten companies were from western counties and as the map shows the regiment was formed from three distinct regions of the state. The various companies formed between May and July 1861 and were formally organized on August 27, 1861 near Raleigh, North Carolina. Legend – A: Ashe County (Company A); B: Wilkes County (Company C); C: Caldwell County (Companies F and I); D: Union County (Company B); E: Anson County (Company K); F: Moore County (Company H); G: Chatham County (Companies E and G); H: Wake County (Company D).This map is courtesy of Eric Lindblade.

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