The Twentieth Maine
The fascinating story of Joshua Chamberlain and his volunteer regiment, the Twentieth Maine, is reprinted with a new foreword by Civil War historian and UCLA professor Joan Waugh. Pullen_s classic and highly acclaimed book tells how Chamberlain and his men fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville on their way to the pivotal battle of Gettysburg. There, on J...more
Published by John J. Pullen in 1957, this beautifully written account of a raw volunte ...more
The tone of a history written in the 1950's, when memories of a major war were still fresh, seems a little dated and even quaint to modern eyes - now we fight wars with ...more
There are some tendencies by the author to paint the regiment as always being the best fighters and never losing in a battle that was their fault. (I know from some other books that even ...more
Having been to Gettysburg and having stood on Little Round Top, I particularly appreciated that section.
And, being a Mainer, I cheered for the regiment and their leader, Joshua Chamberlain!