Monday, May 28, 2018

WKRLEM: 20th Maine bayonet charge at Little Round Top

The Charge that Won Gettysburg and basically won the Civil War.

Do any of the Black Lives Matters or Congressional Black Caucus or any of them ever give that a thought?



edutcher said...

This one can be argued forever. You can say Armstrong Custer won it at Hanover because Bobby Lee wanted JEB to come crashing down on McDowell's rear, but Stuart was on another of his joy rides and he was stopped cold at Hanover (one regiment against a whole division, no less).

As for what battle won the war, a lot of people will tell you Antietam, largely because it discouraged the British and French from supporting the Johnny Rebs. It also showed the South could take Northern territory and hold it.

windbag said...

Love this movie. Jeff Daniels was incredible, playing Joshua Chamberlain. Chamberlain is worth looking up. They don't make them like that anymore.