Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries


This is the North Caroline State Monument facing Cemetery Ridge on the Gettysburg Battlefield and bordered on all four sides by an iron picket fence.

It was created by sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, in 1929. Gutzon Borglum (John Dutzon de la Mothe Borglum) was famous for creating the presidents’ heads at Mount Rushmore.

The spot this monument sits on is where the North Carolina troops became part of Picketts charge which was ordered by Confederate General Robert E. Lee and led by Major General George Pickett.

Approximately nine Confederate infantry brigades with 12,500 men moved across open fields for almost a mile under heavy Union artillery fire. They suffered 50% casualties.

This ended the three-day battle at Gettysburg.

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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

  1. A profound note on which to end the day.


  2. Eliza Waters says:

    How sad to lose so many lives, I can’t imagine the carnage. As a woman and mother of sons, it seems senseless to me. I find it challenging to understand war.

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    It was so hard to visit these monuments and think about the dramatic loss of life in that battle and the conditions under which they fought.

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  4. Joyce says:

    The saddest part to me is the lack of communication to back home. So many young men never returned and families never knew where they fell or if they were even buried.

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  5. pbmgarden says:

    Interesting to read about this NC connection Judy. Will have to look it up. Monuments to war seem to do no good in keeping us out of war.

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  6. Tina Schell says:

    How profoundly sad. One wonders why we keep having wars – what the heck is wrong with us, honestly?!

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  7. Murphy's Law says:

    I have never understood war and I never will. So many lives lost on both sides. So many families torn apart by the devastating loss of a loved one. And what the hell does the “winner” win? Some hunk of ground? Some buildings?

    That being said, your blog is a beautiful tribute to all those who fell at Gettysburg. Perhaps the idiots in Washington should take a trek to all our military cemeteries and war memorials before they sign us up for another war!!

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  8. reocochran says:

    I was sleepy, when I read this so pressed like and made it back today, Judy. I enjoy going to graveyards and memorials mainly to get a true “feel” of the reality of wars.
    The North Carolina State memorial reminds me of the Flag on Iwo Jima statuary memorial. This one is beautiful in yhe details.
    This is where the heartache is felt, where the awards and flags emphasize the men and women who sacrificed their lives for us. The engraved placard says it all, Judy.

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  9. Grandma Kc says:

    That monument is so inspiring and I love getting my history lessons from you. The east coast is filled with amazing history — thank you for sharing it with us!

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  10. A beautiful monument and history lesson 🙂


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  12. Paul says:

    Nice pic. I’m a long-time Civil War buff, and these monuments never fail to move me.


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