Battles & Leaders of the Civil War: The 20th Maine at Little Round Top (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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*Illustrated with maps and pictures of Gettysburg's famous generals
*Includes Table of Contents

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a man of many hats, both in battle and in the classroom. Chamberlain is known today for being President of Bowdoin College in Maine and being one of the main heroes of Little Round Top while in command of the 20th Maine on Day 2 at Gettysburg.

Chamberlain’s regiment earned lasting fame on July 2, 1863, holding the ...
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Battles & Leaders of the Civil War: The 20th Maine at Little Round Top (Illustrated)

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Overview

*Illustrated with maps and pictures of Gettysburg's famous generals
*Includes Table of Contents

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a man of many hats, both in battle and in the classroom. Chamberlain is known today for being President of Bowdoin College in Maine and being one of the main heroes of Little Round Top while in command of the 20th Maine on Day 2 at Gettysburg.

Chamberlain’s regiment earned lasting fame on July 2, 1863, holding the extreme left of the Union line at Gettysburg. Chamberlain’s actions repelling a series of attacks on Little Round Top earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor for “conspicuous personal gallantry and distinguished service.”

Chamberlain’s name and the 20th Maine’s reputation were revived as a result of Michael Sharaa’s book Killer Angels, a very popular fictional account of the Battle of Gettysburg that hewed closely to what happened. When Sharaa’s book was turned into the movie Gettysburg, the popularity of the movie led to renewed interest in the 20th Maine’s actions on Day 2 at Gettysburg. There is still debate over whether Chamberlain ordered a charge down Little Round Top when the regiment ran out of gunpowder or whether it was uncoordinated. Either way, nobody argues that the unit served with distinction. .

After the war, the 20th Maine’s H.S. Melcher wrote an article about the 20th Maine’s actions on Little Round Top that was eventually published in the well known Battles & Leaders series. This edition of Battles & Leaders of the Civil War: The 20th Maine at Little Round Top includes Melcher’s article and Joshua Chamberlain’s post-battle report that subsequently became part of the Official Records. This edition is also specially formatted with a Table of Contents and pictures of Gettysburg’s important commanders.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013813137
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 12/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 483,939
  • File size: 2 MB

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