After Action Report on the Actions of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg

After Action Report on the Actions of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg

by Joshua Chamberlain

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Overview

This is the actual report submitted by Col. Joshua Chamberlain describing the pivotal actions of the 20th Maine Volunteers as they conducted the defense of the Union left flank and the bayonet charge proved decisive at the historic battle of Gettysburg. Chamberlain eloquently and concisely sums up the action in this short (7 page) document.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015695809
Publisher: Praetorian Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/19/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 7
Sales rank: 536,315
File size: 43 KB

About the Author

Joshua Chamberlain was a professor at Bowdoin College who volunteered to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War. He was offered a colonelcy in the 20th Maine Volunteers, but accepted a position as a lieutenant colonel at his own discretion in order to learn military science before assuming command. He was later promoted to colonel upon the promotion of the Regimental Commander. He is famous for his role in leading a bayonet charge to repulse a Confederate attack and save the union left flank. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and his actions were immortalized in the book The Killer Angels.

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