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Avery, Isaac. 6th NC

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A 6 NC
Isaac E. Avery
Colonel. 6 Regiment North Carolina Troops

Appears on a
Roll of Honor
of the organization named above

County: Burke
Date of entrance into Service June 1, 1862.
Died or discharged and when: Killed in battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 2, 1863.
Remarks: Isaac E Avery, the third Colonel of the 6th Regt entered service as Captain of Co E, 6th Regt NC Troops and was favorably mentioned for gallant conduct at Manassas July 21 1861 where he an earnest of his abilities as a commander and officer. Such was his ability that he was for gallant conduct as well as administrative ability appointed Lieut Col of the 6th Regt o NC Troops immediately after the Battle of Seven Pines. May 31, 1862. and was mentioned in the official report of that battle by General Pender. After Gen. Pender
s promotion, the command devolved on Lieut Col Avery who left to the regt to Staunton to join Jackson and he participate in that great flank movement against McClellan and was severely wounded in the thigh while leading his men. ...

He showed at Gettysburg July 1863 a perfect specimen of fighting and he received the compliments of his superior Generals. On the night of July 2, 1863 he stormed the heights of Gettysburg and carried them at the point of the bayonet and by clubbed muskets. In this charge, he fell at the head of his brigade, lamented by his men and an irreparable loss to the service.


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead; Cemeteries, Maryland, Washington County; Confederate States of America, Army, Maryland.

Washington and Frederick Counties (Md.), 1868

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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