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little round top was so important because it was the extream left flank of thr union line and if the union was flanked they would of beem wiped out and would of lost Gettysburg

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Who was the union commander at little round top?

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Colonel Joshua Chamberlain led a successful defense against the South at Little?

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Colonel Joshua Chamberlain led a successful defense against the South at Little Round Big Square Top?

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What hill was Colonel Joshua Chamberlain ordered to hold at all cost?

Little Round Top

What day did Joshua l chamberlain receive the Medal of Honor?

His conduct on Little Round Top @ Gettysburg.

What role did Maine have during the civil war?

The most important contribution was the 20th Maine, led by Joshua Chamberlain, who held a crucial position on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg

Was Joshua Chamberlain from the north or the south?

Joshua Chamberlain was from the North (Union), He left a professorship at Bowdoin College, Maine, eventually taking command of the 20th Maine. During the Battle of Gettysburg, his counterattack on Little Round Top won for him the Medal of Honor

Who was the union officer that helped defend little round top in the battle of Gettysburg?

Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain of the 20th Maine Regiment defended Little round top on July 2nd, 1863.

Who is the Union officer that was given credit for saving little round top?

Joshua Chamberlain of Maine under the command of Strong Vincent of Erie Pa.

His troops held at little round top?

they had many tacos and were munching on them, so yes they did hold back NEW RESPONDENT Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain.

Why did Joshua L. Chamberlain win the Medal of Honor?

He defended Little Round Top with a bayonet charge that took him to prominence in the war while commanding the 20th Maine.

What act did Joshua Chamberlain and the 20 Maine perform?

They occupied the pivotal position of Little Round Top, successfully defending it against superior Confederate forces aiming to dislodge them from there.

Why was Chamberlain rewarded the Medal of Honor?

Joshua Chamberlain was a US Civil War General. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for a bold counterattack on Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. This attack helped spell defeat for the Confederate forces.

Colonel Joshua Chamberlain led a successful defense against the South at Little Top?

Actually, it was Little Round Top: low on ammunition, he ordered a bayonet charge that surprised the Alabama attackers, causing their retreat.

Where did Joshua Chamberlain lead a successful defense against the south?

Chamberlains 2nd Maine Regiment held off a determined assault by the Alabama Militia on Little Round Top on the second day of the battle.

Who was Chamberlain in the Civil War?

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Brevet Major General, US Army, (Medal of Honor), was a Gettysburg hero at the Battle of Little Round Top who commanded the 20th Maine. He later served as the 32nd Governor of Maine and died 24 February 1914 at the age of 85.

Who was the leader of the 20th Maine who defended Little Round Top at the battle of Gettysburg?

Colonel (later Major General) Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain of Brewer, Maine. Formerly a professor of Bowdoin College and would someday become Maine's governor.

In the Battle of Gettysburg what role did Joshua Chamberlain play?

Chamberlain commanded the 20th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg, holding the extreme left flank of the Army of the Potomac, against repeated assaults, for which he was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1893 The main event Joshua did was the swinging gate. With no ammo they all charged and surrounded the Confederates attacking Little Round Top. Fortunately, the confederates surrendered, thinking they would be shot if they didnt.

How important was the battle of little round top?

At Little Round Top, the Union Army under Colonel Lawrence Chamberlain from Maine, prevented the Confederate Army from out flanking and attacking the Union Army, on it's right side, and gaining the high ground at Gettysburg, PA. It was a very important battle, and the last ditch bayonet charge, led by Col. Chamberlain (when the Union soldiers had almost no ammunition left), defeated the Rebels, and cost the Confederates many men, and helped the Union Army to win the Battle of Gettysburg. Col. Chamberlain later received the Medal of Honor for winning the Battle of Little Round Top, and eventually became a General.

Who won the Medal of Honor for defending Little Round Top at Gettysburg?

According to the National Park Service Gettysburg website, it was JoshuaL. Chamberlain. Chamberlain was aColonel with the20th Maine Infantry. During the battle, Colonel Chamberlain lead his men to hold the high ground at Little Round Top, and then charging to capture and hold Great Round Top. This happened on July 2, 1863. Chamberlain was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor thirty years later on August 11, 1893.

What are some acts of bravery during the Battle of Gettysburg?

My favorite act of bravery was the swinging gate, done by Joshua Chamberlain. He and his regiment charges a confederate army on Little Round Top. With no ammo they flank the rebels and charge, without knowing Chamberlains regiment had no ammo, the rebels surrendered. Joshua lived through that and he was the leading unit.

What do the mutineers from Maine decide after chaimberlain talks to them?

It's tempting to set up Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain as a liberal idol ... I did. After reading The Killer Angels and making it through all 366 minutes of Gettysburg, ... Little Round Top did not decide the fate of a nation. It ...

What did chamberlain do?

he led the 20th Maine in the civil war and held Little Round Top in Gettysburg to become a civil war hero!! (:

Why was Little Round Top so important during the battle of Gettysburg?

Colonel Oates felt that Little Round Top might hold the key position to the entire battlefield.

Who was the hero on the 2nd day of Gettysburg?

There were many valiant deeds on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, but the most noted was the stalwart defense of Little Round Top by the regiment of the 20th Maine (Vincent's Brigade, V corp, Army of the Potomac, USA) commanded by Colonel Joshua Chamberlain (USV) a professor in civilian life from Bowdoin College. Brunswick Maine.

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