Friday, July 2, 2010

Today In History part II

In 1863...............

On Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg, PA, Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain commander of the 20th Maine Regiment, his men running out of ammunition after an long and extended fight, personally led a bayonet charge against attacking Confederate forces. This ballsy move broke the momentum of the Confederate attack and saved the Federal Army from being flanked. For his valor and leadership, Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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