July 3, 1863 — gettysburg, pa
Cyrus Allen and his brother Harvey both fought in the Battle of Gettysburg as a part of the same unit: Company A, N.C. 11th Infantry Regiment. On July 3, 1863, Harvey was wounded in the right arm.
North Carolina Standard Raleigh August 5, 1863 11th N.C. Regiment This gallant regiment certainly one of the finest in the South, was terribly torn to pieces at Gettysburg. Col. Leaventhorpe was wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy. Lt. Col. Morten was absent on business at the time of the fight. Major Ross was killed. Capt. Armfield, the senior captain, was wounded and fell into the hands of the enemy. Capt. Bird, the next highest, commanded the regiment on the 3rd day’s fight. We understand that he acquitted himself with honor. While others lost their colors, he brought off those of his regiment with his own hands. His clothes were struck with balls in several places and his thigh grazed with a ball although he reports himself not hurt. He received after the fight the highest commendation from General Pettigrew. Every commissioned officer of his company who was present was killed. 400 men of Leaventhorpe’s regiment were lost in that fearful struggle. What a terrible slaughter of some of the best men in the state.