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York CWRT to discuss role of 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg on January 15

blog titleThe York Civil War Round Table will feature author Eric Lindblade at its monthly meeting on January 15, 2014.  The topic of the evening will be “The Battle was Grand, Sublime, and Awful: The 26th North Carolina and the Battle of Gettysburg.”

The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evening in the auditorium of the York County Heritage Trust at 250 E. Market Street in downtown York, Pennsylvania. There is no charge for admission and the public is welcome!

This PowerPoint lecture will focus on the role played by the 26th North Carolina during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1 and 3. It will provide a brief overview of the regiment before the Gettysburg Campaign and a detailed discussion of their actions during the battle featuring a number of accounts written by the soldiers themselves. It will also delve into the mythology that has developed around the regiment and the battle.

Eric Lindblade is the author of the upcoming book “The 26th North Carolina, 1861-1865: A Regimental History,” to be released in the Fall of 2014. Lindblade is a native North Carolinian and attended East Carolina University. In addition to his research and writing, he is the owner of Ten Roads Publishing. His first book, “Fight as Long as Possible: The Battle of Newport Barracks, North Carolina, February 2, 1864” was published in 2010. Eric lives in Gettysburg with his wife Lindsey.