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Garrison discusses what Civil War reenactors seek to accomplish and some of the history of the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops. The 26th is the largest single reenactment group in the state and one of the largest in the country.
Music was an integral part of people's lives before, during, and following the Civil War. Men drafted into service brought with them music from their region which mixed with songs, sounds, and styles from across America. Songs would be an emotional outlet during the Civil War, whether to stir troops with a rallying tune or mourn death through somber ballad.
Lawrence recounts some of the history of the 26th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, especially its performance at Gettysburg.
The 26th North Carolina was one of the most famous regiments of the Civil War. The officers and men participated in many hard-fought battles and sustained their greatest losses at Gettysburg. In a charge on the first day fourteen color bearers were shot down, including Colonels Burgwyn and Lane. When it surrendered at Appomattox, 120 men were left from a regiment of 1,900.