Gettysburg, Day 2

I know it was a three-day battle but I always remember Day 2 the most because of the fight on Little Round Top. The hill was the extreme left of the Union lines and was held by the 20th Maine under the command of Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. A bayonet charge by those “Boys from Maine” (an oft used phrase) ended the Confederate attack, a group of Georgians who relentlessly charged up the slope into “withering” (another oft used military word) gunfire.

Lions of the Round Top, Don Troiani

Today, the flag commemorating the 20th Maine is flying high from the porch. If you are in the Brunswick, Maine area, head over to the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Museum, a place chock full of Civil War goodness (my oft used word.)


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