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James Johnson Pettigrew

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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.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 45, Apr 1947, p9, 18, il