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Preface Foreword by John Pullen Introduction 1: North From the Rappahannock 2: The Death-Strewn Slope 3: The Bigger Hill 4: Seared by the Horrors of War 5: In Great Deeds Something Abides 6: American Legend, American Shrine Twentieth Maine Roster of Participants Appendix 1: Number of Combatants Appendix 2: Recollections of the Participants Appendix 3: 20th Maine Casualties Appendix 4: 15th Alabama Casualties Appendix 5: 47th Alabama Casualties Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author

Thomas A. Desjardin was born and raised in Maine and did his doctoral work in American History at the University of Maine. He has worked as an interpreter, giving programs on the Gettysburg battlefield for the National Park Service. The author of These Honored Dead: How the Story of Gettysburg Shaped American Memory and Through A Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold's March to Quebec, 1775, he is working on a TV documentary on Joshua Chamberlain.


"An excellent book--moving and powerful, with a strong narrative line and interesting analysis based on exhaustive research."--James McPherson "A well-researched and compelling story of the Mainers' fight on Little Round Top...Even those who do not consider themselves Civil War buffs will find the story of the 20th Maine at Gettysburg to be a fascinating tale...Highly recommended." --Journal of America's Military Past "A well-researched and compelling story...highly recommended." -- Journal of America's Military Past

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