Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: North Carolina Monument at Gettsyburg

The sculptor of the North Carolina State Monument at Gettysburg was Gutzon Borglum, best known today for Mt. Rushmore. The bronze casting for the monument was done in New York. North Carolina seceded from the Union on 20 May 1861, following Lincoln's request for troops to put down the rebellion. Up to 125,000 North Carolinians fought for the Confederacy, and they accounted for around a quarter of the Confederate losses during the war.

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