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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Military · #1946395
A Salute the 20th Maine at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg
Colonel Chamberlain gave the command,
and with that the bayonets were fixed.
His Union soldiers charged down the hill,
to defeat the Confederate Troops.

They were the end of the Union line,
the brave men of the Twentieth Maine.
And when he saw the Southerners charge,
Colonel Chamberlain gave the command.

The Rebel Army wanted that hill,
to outflank the Union Brigades.
The Union bullets were all but gone,
and with that the bayonets were fixed.

Chamberlain raised his officer's sword,
to rally his battle-weary men.
To keep control of Little Round Top,
his Union soldiers charged down the hill.

The men fought, face to face, hand to hand.
Bloodied, and beaten, and some half-dead.
Few would see other battles to come,
to defeat the Confederate Troops.
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