20th Maine and the Battle of Gettysburgh

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and, in all likelihood, resulted in the near destruction of the Army of the Potomac. A loss for the Union at Gettysburg may have also accomplished Lee's goals of fueling the peace movement in the North and securing foreign aid for the Confederacy. The importance of this position and the absolute necessity that the position be held was made clear to Chamberlain and his men from the very beginning...
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As Chamberlain marched his men up the southern face of the hill, Colonel Vincent said, "I place you here! This is the left of the Union line. You understand. You are to hold this ground at all costs." (Wallace, 92) The 20th Maine was composed of three hundred and fifty-eight men, twenty eight of them officers...
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