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The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« on: September 21, 2018, 02:04:51 am »



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History: Prior to their notable actions at Gettysburg in July 1863, the regiment was held in reserve at Antietam in September 1862, was among those forced to remain overnight within sight of the Confederate lines at Fredericksburg in December 1862, forcing the regiment's Lt. Col. Joshua Chamberlain to shield himself with a dead man. The unit was unable to participate in the Battle of Chancellorsville in April-May 1863, due to a quarantine prompted by a tainted smallpox vaccine that had been issued to the unit's soldiers. On May 20, 1863, Colonel Ames was promoted and was succeeded as colonel and commander of the regiment by Lt. Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain, who had been offered and declined leadership of the unit at the time it was formed.

Gettysburg and Little Round Top

The 20th Maine's left flank marker on the Gettysburg battlefield.

Regimental monument at the center of their lines on Little Round Top hill.
The most notable battle was the regiment's decisive role on July 2, 1863, in the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where it was stationed on Little Round Top hill at the extreme left of the Union line. When the regiment came under heavy attack from the Confederate 15th and 47th Alabama regiments (part of the division led by Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood), the 20th Maine ran low on ammunition after one and a half hours of continuous fighting; it responded to the sight of rebel infantry forming again for yet another push up the slope at them by instead suddenly charging downhill with fixed bayonets, surprising and scattering the Confederates, thus ending the attack on the hill and the attempt to flank the hill position and move around the south end of the Federal "fishhook". The 20th Maine and the adjacent 83rd Pennsylvania together captured many men from both Alabama regiments (including Lt. Col. Michael Bulger, commander of the 47th), as well as several other men of the 4th Alabama and 4th and 5th Texas regiments of the same division. Had the 20th Maine retreated from the hill, the entire Union line would have been flanked, endangering and hurting other Union regiments in the vicinity.

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Five Forks (1865)
Appomattox (1865)



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The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2018, 02:06:26 am »
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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018, 02:56:18 am »
5th name change

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2018, 07:52:13 pm »
5th name change

You need to stop posting on my thread. And this is a new reg, not a name change

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2018, 10:56:13 pm »
It's pretty much a name change. Just stick with something and stop flip-flopping. I know from experience that's not a good route to go down.

Good luck.

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2018, 12:34:58 am »
It's pretty much a name change. Just stick with something and stop flip-flopping. I know from experience that's not a good route to go down.

Good luck.

agree and im not being mean it just banter

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 12:20:40 am »
you do know it isn't alright to steal somebody's artwork right?

https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=23910.0

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2018, 04:30:55 am »
you do know it isn't alright to steal somebody's artwork right?

https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=23910.0

I Was Given Permission By Museal.

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2018, 07:45:14 am »
you do know it isn't alright to steal somebody's artwork right?

https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=23910.0

I Was Given Permission By Museal.

Given permission or not. maybe say it in the forum or give credit

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2018, 03:17:24 pm »
you do know it isn't alright to steal somebody's artwork right?

https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/index.php?topic=23910.0

I Was Given Permission By Museal.

Given permission or not. maybe say it in the forum or give credit

Done

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2018, 11:46:52 pm »
is this even still active? just curious

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Re: The Fighting Men of the 20th Maine
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2018, 03:54:20 am »
is this even still active? just curious

No, most of us are making another regiment.