Time: July 2, 1863
Place: Little Round Top,
This hill is where the southernmost end of the Union line is anchored. Confederates attack from the south, hoping to capture the hill and roll up the Union line. Four regiments defend the hill for the
Union. 285 men of
the 20th. Maine
are at the end. If this regiment falls,
then the other three will be hit from flank and rear and fall, too. - And then the rest of the Union line.
After repulsing repeated assaults, the survivors of the 20th.
Maine have no
The Colonel orders the men to fix bayonets. Then the bugler sounds the charge. The 20th.
Maine crashes into the oncoming
Confederates. The Confederates fell
back. The Union line held.
This is a day for remembering the heroism and sacrifices made by our armed forces. And the lives paid in reparation for the evils of slavery in that war.