The Twentieth Maine

Front Cover, 2012 - History - 334 pages
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This is the fascinating story of Joshua Chamberlain and his volunteer regiment, the Twentieth Maine. This classic and highly acclaimed book tells how Chamberlain and his men fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville on their way to the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. There, on July 2, 1863, at Little Round Top, they heroically saved the left flank of the Union battle line. The Twentieth Maine's remarkable story ends with the surrender of Lee's troops at Appomattox. Considered by Civil War historians to be one of the best regimental histories ever written, this beloved standard of American history includes maps, photographs, and drawings from the original edition.

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User Review  - tbrennan1 - LibraryThing

Superb account of a volunteer regiment and of Joshua Chamberlain , who played a key part in saving the Union line on the second day at the battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War. I had ... Read full review

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User Review  - JBreedlove - LibraryThing

A history of the now legendary Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Regiment. Holders of Little Round Top and Saviors of the Union. Read full review


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About the author (2012)

John J. Pullen, a renowned Civil War historian, also wrote Joshua Chamberlain: A Hero's Life and Legacy (978-0-8117-0886-9). He lived in Maine, writing about the Civil War until his death in 2003.