Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, 1985. 1st Edition. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Fine / Fine. Item #002037
1st edition, 1st printing. A Fine copy in Fine dust jacket. 8vo., xiv, 406 pp., illustrated with maps and b&w photographs. Dark Grey cloth in orange dust jacket. INSCRIBED by the author on the title page. A Fine copy in Fine dj. **** The youngest colonel in the CSA, Burgwyn commanded the 26th NC regiment, who gained command after Zebulon Vance, the previous Commander, left to become Governor of NC. The 26th lost more men than any other regiment, Union or Confederate, during the battle of Gettysburg, and advanced further than the troops led by General Lewis Addison Armistead of Pickett's division. Given NC troops the motto " First at Bethel, furthest at Gettysburg, and Last at Appomattox.****.