Michael Moore, Exhibit panel in "North Carolina and the Civil War," 2013
1863: A Year of Carnage
"Our N.C. troops behaved most nobly....My Brigade behaved magnificently and got cup up terribly."
--Brigadier General William Dorsey Pender, May 7, 1863
The intensity of the battles that North Carolina soldiers fought in 1862 continued into 1863. On many occasions, the men helped turn near disasters into victories for the Confederacy. But the cost to North Carolina proved tremendous. More than 10,000 Tar Heel soldiers were killed or wounded or died from disease in 1863 alone. These losses left families and communities at home devastated.
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