His Supposed Charge from Fort Hell, his Near-Mortal Wound, and a Civil War Myth Reconsidered
Dennis A. Rasbach
Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
On Sale: Fall 2016
6x9, 35 images and 33 maps
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain earned the sobriquet "Lion of the Round Top" for his tactical brilliance leading his 20th Maine Infantry on the rocky wooded slopes of Little Round Top at Gettysburg on the evening of July 2, 1863. Promoted to brigade command, he was presumed mortally wounded during an assault at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, and bestowed a rare "on the spot" battlefield promotion to brigadier general. He survived, returned to the command in 1865, and participated in the surrender of Lee's veterans at Appomattox. Read More...