Gettysburg, VA
July 1-3, 1863


The march of the Confederate columns was directed to Gettysburg on Wednesday morning, July 1st, and the leading division of Hill's Corps (Heath's) engaged the Federal advance before noon.
  Lane's Brigade marched from South Mountain without opposition until across a small stream northwest of Gettysburg. Here it formed line of battle in supporting distance of Heath's Division on the left of the Chambersburg road. In this order the two lines advanced and drove the enemy back several hundred yards, then halted, and Lane's Brigade was withdrawn from the
center and placed on the right of Pender's Division. Here the Seventh Regiment, Major Turner commanding, was sent to watch the movement of the enemy's cavalry, with instructions
to move by the left flank, as skirmishers, so as to cover the right of the brigade in its advance. About 4 o'clock in the afternoon there was a general advance, and after desperate fighting the enemy was driven through and beyond the town. On account of the threatening attitude of the cavalry the Seventh was detained, but subsequently rejoined the brigade on Seminary
Ridge, near McMillan's house. This regiment was inactive the following day, July 2d. It was subjected to a very heavy artillery fire in the afternoon, and that night two of its companies
were sent to re-in force the brigade skirmishers under Major Brown, then occupying the Emmittsburg road.

    Friday morning, July 3d, found the mighty combatants "in place " where the battle of the previous day ended. The skirmishers began the bloody day's work at an early hour (those of the enemy being unusually spiteful), and the wounded, at times, came out in squads. Thomas' and McGowan's Brigades were advanced the night before to support Eodes' Division in the contemplated night attack. General Pender was badly wounded the evening before and General Lane was in command of his division.
   At noon Lane's and Scales' Brigades were ordered to the right and formed in the rear of Heath's Division (commanded by General Pettigrew), then in line of battle and awaiting orders
to advance on Cemetery Ridge. About this time Major General Trimble was put in command of Pender's Division (Lane and Scales), General Lane resumed command of the brigade, and Colonel Avery, commanding the brigade, returned to his regiment. Seminary Ridge was crowned with a formidable array  of artillery, which at a given signal was to open a furious fire on Cemetery Ridge for the purpose of silencing the enemy's artillery and demoralizing the infantry, and as soon as this result was apparent the assaulting columns were to advance and carry the
Federal position by storm. The artillery duel Imaged with great fury for near two hours, then the enemy's fire decreased in volume and number of guns, and the order to advance was immediately given.

    The Seventh Regiment was on the right of the brigade and connected with Scales' left, and the marked steadiness of its advance over that storm-swept field was but a repetition of its
gallantry on other fields. It went as far as any other command, and was among the last to leave the field. Its loss was seventeen killed, eighty-four wounded and forty-one missing. (Its
flag was also left on the field after every member of the color guard had either been killed or wounded). The following officers were wounded : Major J. McLeod Turner, who so gallantly commanded the regiment, was badly wounded and left near the enemy's works; Captain T. J. Cahill, Company D; Captain J. W. Vick, CoDipany E; Lieutenant D. F. Kinney, Company F, and. Captain A. A. Hill, Company G. On the retreat at Hagerstown, Saturday, July 11th, the regiment formed a line of battle and skirmished with the enemy, and on Monday night, the 13th, fell back with the army, marching all night in pitchy-darkness and torrents of rain.
    Next morning, July 14th, immediately after the unfortunate wounding of General Pettigrew near Falling Waters, General Heth, then commanding his own and Pender's Division, ordered
General Lane with his brigade to act as rear-guard and protect the crossing of his troops. This arduous and dangerous duty it successfully accomplished, repulsing and holding in check an active and aggressive foe until every other command was safely across the Potomac, when it also retired to the Virginia shore, and thus ended the trans-Potomac campaign.

Killed or wounded at Gettysburg

Lane’s Brigade
7th N.C.T.

Company A
Killed: Pte. Leander Gray
Wounded: Sgt. J.L. Milsaps, Ptes. N. Baker, G.F. Brown, J. Benfield, H. Bently, Frank
Moore, Rufus A. Morrison, W.N. Summers, Sgt. J.P. Marshall, Corpls. F. Morrison, H.L.
Alexander, Ptes. J.H. Connelly, J.W. Fincanon, Jas. A. Lenox, W.R. Summers
Missing: Ptes. J.A. Beard, J.P. Garitney, J.W. Icenhour, J.L. Moore

Company B
Wounded: Corp. J. Linker, Ptes. W.G. Sawyers, W. Allman, L.C. Crinninger, David
Harlocher, M.A. Carraker, Alison Furr, Wm. M. Joyner, S. Plummer(?)

Company C
Wounded: Lts. W.G. McRae, P.P. Augustine
Ptes. R. Holder, N. Adams, D.J. Gaston
Missing: Ptes. B. Blackburn, A. Cameros, D. Cameron

Company D
Wounded: Lt. T.J. Cahill, Ptes. L. Kelly, W.M. Ristler, F. Horrock, Wm. Varker
Missing: Sgt. B. Beglin, Ptes. A.E. Kanepaux(?), James Clark, P. Brennan(?)

Company E
Wounded: Lt. J.W. Vick, Sgt. C.W. Baines, Capt. N. Baines, Ptes. C. Earp. W. Liles,
J. Murray
Missing: J.H. Bottoms, J. Savage

Company F
Wounded: Capt. J. McLeod Turner, commanding regiment, Sgt. Reid, Ptes. J. Surratt(?)
Surrart(?), E. Ridenhour, E. Williams, J.S. Owens, J. Loftin, W.M. Redwin, E. Williams,
J.S. Owens, J. Loftin, W.M. Redwin, J. Reid, W. Cronford, J. Quillman, J.D. Jordain, W.H.
Sills, R.B. Hall
Missing: D.S. Deberry, J.F. Johnson, W.L. Turner, L. Silis(?) Sillis(?), D.V. Phillips, H.M.
Basinger, L.S. Earnhart, D.F. Kinney

Company G
Killed: H.B. Harwood, ----- Hedgecock, G.A. King
Wounded: Capt. A.A. Hill, Lt. S. Witherspoon, Ptes. H.C. Bradley, J.H. Green, J.H. McGee,
W.F. Mills, W.G. Marshall, W. Pollard, D. Welsh
Missing: Sgt. F. H. Jones, W.H. McGee, Ptes. C.P. Herndon, D. Hedgecock, J.S. Howard,
H. Prosses, J. Upchurch

Company H
Wounded: Corpls. D.F. Alexander, D.H. White, S.E. Vanpsett, Ptes. S.D. Morrison, D.E.
Alexander, D.H. Purviance
Missing: Sgt. T.M. Erwin, Ptes. J.S. Blackwelder, J.M. Carier, A.C. Alexander, J.N.G.
Rogers(?), D.R. Wincoff(?)

Company I
Killed: S. Overcash
Wounded: Sgt. G.M. Morrow, Corp. J. Brown, Ptes. D. Walley(?), R.F. Cornelius, T.L.
Purdy, F.M. Wilson
Missing: Sgt. D.C. Smith, Ptes. A.B. McDaniel, R.C. Still, P.M. Parker, D. Williams,
W.A. Rose, J.M. Templeton

Company K
Wounded: Lt. A.M. Walker, Capt. A.A. Baumgarner, Ptes. William Deal, M. Hoke,
William Patterson, G.W. Patterson, Lewis Deal, F. Staly
Missing: Sgts. W.J. Simmons, D.J. McIntosh, Ptes. P.L. Alexander, T.T. Brooks, H.
Christopher, J.A. Campbell, W. Ingold, R.(?) Lamberth, L. Phillips, James Thompson

List of casualties of the 7th N.C. Regiment in the skirmish near Hagerstown, Maryland:
Company B: Missing: W. Still
Company F: Missing J. Blackburn
Company H: Missing: S.A. Phillips

List of casualties of the 7th N.C. Regiment in bringing up the rear of the army while
crossing the Potomac River:
Company B: Missing: L. Alman
Company E: Wounded: Jesse Pope, G. Finch and prisoner
Missing: J.H. Beti - - - - (illegible)
Company F: Missing: G. Jordan, G. Bisher, J. Wilkerson