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for The State Vol. 14 Issue 45, Apr 1947
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James Johnson Pettigrew was a Confederate General in the Civil War and died fighting at Gettysburg. Born in Tyrrell in 1828, he studied law and opened a practice in Charlotte 1847 before volunteering to serve during the war. While retreating from Gettysburg on July 14th, Pettigrew's brigade was ambushed by Federal troops and Pettigrew was mortally shot. He died three days later and his memory now immortalized by Pettigrew Park in Tyrrell.
Pettigrew was born in Tyrrell County in 1828, graduated from the University at Chapel Hill in 1847, and licensed to practice law. In his brief life he was a lawyer, scholar, and Confederate general. Lawrence's article describes Pettigrew's valiant fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg.
McAffe describes some North Carolinians who are among Hollywood's most prominent actors and actresses, including Ava Gardner, Cecil B. DeMille, Randolph Scott, and Sidney Blackmer.