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The Lions of Little Round Top
- 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry


The 20th Maine was organized in the state of Maine and mustered into Federal service on August 29, 1862, with Col. Adelbert Ames as its commander. It was assigned to the Army of the Potomac in the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps, where it would remain until mustered out on July 16, 1865.

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.

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.
Engagements:
Antietam (1862)

Fredericksburg (1862)

Chancellorsville (1863)

Gettysburg (1863)

Spotsylvania Court House (1864)

Petersburg (1864%u20131865)

Five Forks (1865)

Appomattox (1865)



Officers
Colonel - Col
Lieutenant Colonel - LtCol
Major - Maj
Captain - Cpt
1st Lieutenant - 1stLt
2nd Lieutenant - 2ndLt
NCO's
Sergeant Major - SgtMaj
(Battalion) Quartermaster - QMS
First Sergeant - 1stSgt
(Company) Quartermaster - QMS
Sergeant - Sgt   
Enlisted
Corporal - Cpl
Lance Corporal - LCpl
Regular - Rgl
Veteran Private - VetPvt
Private - Pvt
Recruit - Rec
Volunteer - Vol






Colonel (Col)
Leader of the Regiment, only 1 appointed per regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel (LtCol)
Leader of a battalion, 2nd in command of the regiment, 1 is appointed per battalion.

Major (Maj)
Staff rank, looks after all company leadership and makes sure all the needs of every company, and the battalion are met. If needed, will assume control of the regiment in the absence of both the Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel.

Captain (Cpt)
Company commander. Should the regiment have multiple companies, the highest rank within each company will be Captain. All problems within the company are reported to the Captain, and the Captain brings them up at the meetings between the Colonel and other staff.

First Lieutenant (1stLt)
Executive Officer of the company, assists the Captain with the duties of operating a company.

Second Lieutenant (2ndLt)
Platoon leaders. Looks after 10-20 guys, and brings their needs up to their Company CO, or XO.

Sergeant Major (SgtMaj)
The commander of all NCO's in the entire regiment. Will hold NCO meetings once a week to determine how to make the regiments core stronger. The Sergeant Major's priority is increasing the skill of the regiment, and keeping the regiment on a good page with the community. The Sergeant Major is normally one of the first people the Colonel will call upon for support, and is the Colonel's right hand man.

Battalion Quartermaster Sergeant (QMS)
The Battalion Quartermaster will be responsible for keeping track of the companies movements, and the company level Quartermaster Sergeants will report all of their logistical reports to the battalion Quartermaster Sergeant.

First Sergeant (1stSgt)
One of the best and most experienced in the company at that specific job- i.e Artillery, Skirms, Guards, Cav. Will serve as the right hand man to the Captain, and will help them train up the company and make sure all of the paperwork is done properly by the Quartermaster Sergeant before it is reported to Battalion.

Sergeant (Sgt)
A NCO responsible for the upkeep of the core of the regiment. A junior NCO who will oversee the trainings and development of our rankers. Is entrusted with the leadership of a section within a platoon.

Corporal (Cpl)
Most senior enlisted soldier. Entrusted with assisting the Sergeant with running a section.

Lance Corporal (LCpl)
Senior enlisted soldiers who're in training to becoming Corporals.

Regular (Rgl)
Senior enlisted who has shown promise and is raised above the normal ranker. Expected to have skill and discipline.

Veteran Private (VetPvt)
An enlisted member who has shown skill and improvement within the regiment, above the skill that of a regular Private.

Private (Pvt)
Basic rank within the 20th Maine. Appointed after 2 weeks within the regiment.

Recruit (Rec)
New members to the regiment who have completed their Basic Combat Training.

Volunteer (Vol)
New members to the regiment.
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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2021, 08:56:16 am »

20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment Roster


Battalion Staff

Lieutenant Colonel- Alexander Halkett

Quartermaster Sergeant- Hershy
Drill Sergeant- John Campbell





Battalion Staff: 3
A Company: 6
C Company: 33
Total Strength: 42


C Company, Infantry

1st Lieutenant- Wynen

Sergeant- Holt
Sergeant- BJ Tunni
Sergeant- A. Townsend

Lance Corporal- Golden

Regular- T. Clown

Veteran Private- A. Mortier
Veteran Private- J. Bailey
Veteran Private- J. Henry
Veteran Private- Miz
Veteran Private- William T.
Veteran Private- W. Wright

Private- A. Beech
Private- A. Potato
Private- Boone
Private- Cody
Private- Decap
Private- Honeybadger
Private- K. Karate
Private- Krieg
Private- L. Tunni
Private- M. Miller
Private- McConnely
Private- R. House
Private- Ross
Private- Shilo
Private- Stanley
Private- Verhulst
Private- Palafox
Private- B. Karrenburg
Private- Hornblower
Private- Harbringer
Private- McDuff
 
A Company, Artillery

2nd Lieutenant- Moraine

1st Sergeant- Roman Blackwell

Lance Corporal- Korenko
Regular- Figglepigz
Private- Duck
Private- Sipho Dias




Reserved
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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2021, 09:03:16 am »
nice nice nice good luck of course

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2021, 09:11:19 am »
Forum post soon to come, excited for launch hopefully only a few more months!

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2021, 02:58:07 pm »
Best of luck y'all!

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2021, 08:19:03 pm »

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2021, 09:36:55 pm »
Wish you good luck and hope to see you fighting on the battlefield.

P.S. I can't wait to see what your thread becomes

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2021, 01:42:55 am »
yes


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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2021, 02:21:22 am »
Best of luck.

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2021, 02:36:34 am »
Good Luck

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2021, 05:02:47 am »
inb4 20thME memes

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Re: 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment - Recruiting NA-[Est.2019]
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2021, 09:09:12 am »
good luck!

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2021, 09:35:11 pm »
inb4 20thME memes
They'll happen soon enough

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