On the afternoon of 1 July 1863, the 26th North Carolina Infantry of General J.J. Pettigrew’s Brigade engaged the Union’s First Corps “Iron Brigade” in the Herbst Woods. Over the course of approximately ½ hour, the 26th NC lost 588 of 800 men engaged while inflicting horrendous casualties on their Iron Brigade antagonist, the 24th Michigan. Walk in the footsteps of the 26th NC as the unit “covered itself in glory” and helped shatter the Union line on McPherson’s Ridge. The tour covers approx. ½ mile of ground gently uphill from Willoughby’s Run through Herbst Woods. The tour starts on Meredith Avenue by the Archer Brigade tablet.