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[18] the two to whom was given the post of honor in defending the rear of the army of Northern Virginia on its retreat from Pennsylvania, and it was on this retreat that the gallant Pettigrew was called to surrender his valuable life. Can this University desire more in the line of military distinction, than to have the distinguished honor of claiming Burgwyn and Pettigrew among her sons?

The following figures from Colonel Fox, give the absolute losses of the twenty-seven Confederate regiments that suffered most at Gettysburg:

26th N. C Pettigrew'sHeth's86502120708
42d MissDavis'Heth's60205265
2d MissDavis'Heth's49183232
11th N. CPettigrew'sHeth's50159209
45th N. CDaniel'sRodes'46173219
17th MissBarksdale'sMcLaws'40160200
14th S. CGregg'sPender's262206252
11th MissDavis'Heth's32170202
55th N. CDavis'Heth's39159198
11th Ga G. T. Anderson'sHood's32162194
38th Va Armistead'sPickett's23147170
6th N. CHoke'sEarly's2013121172
13th MissBarksdale'sMcLaws'28137165
8th AlaWilcox'sAnderson's.22139161
47th N. CPettigrew'sHeth's21140161
3d N. CStewart'sJohnson's29127156
2d N. C. BatDaniel'sRodes'29124153
2d S. C.Kershaw'sMcLaws'271252154
52d N. CPettigrew'sHeth's33114147
5th N. CIverson'sRodes'31112143
32d N. CDaniel'sHeth's26116142
43d N. C Daniel'sHeth's21126147
9th Ga.G. T. Anderson's.Hood's8115143
1st Md. BatStewart'sJohnson's25119144
3d ArkRobertson'sHood's26116142
23d N. CIverson'sRodes'4193134
57th VaArmistead'sPickett's351054144

I must not fail to mention in this connection the record of Company C, 11th North Carolina, which was with Pettigrew at Gettysburg on July 1, and lost a captain and lieutenant, and thirty-four out of thirty-eight men. The company had three separate captains on that terrible day. The first was made major; the second, Thomas Watson Cooper, class of 1860, was killed; the third, Edward R. Outlaw,

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