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Monument to the 20th Maine on Big Round Top

A monument near the summit of Big Round Top shows the position to which the 20th Maine advanced during the evening July 2nd and which it held through the morning of the 3rd. (39.786642° N, 77.239544° W; Tour map: Big Round Top) The monument was dedicated in 1889.

Monument to the 20th Maine Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

Monument to the 20th Maine Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

From the monument on Big Round Top:

The 20th Maine Reg. 3d Brig. 1st. Div. 5th Corps Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain captured and held this position on the evening of July 2d, 1863, pursuing the enemy from its front on the line marked by its monument below. The Regt. lost in the battle 130 killed and wounded out of 358 engaged. This monument marks the extreme left of the Union line during the battle of the 3d day.

Closeup of the monument to the 20th Maine Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

Closeup of the monument to the 20th Maine Infantry on Big Round Top at Gettysburg

See more about the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War on Civil War in the East.

Recommended reading:

The Twentieth Maine:
A Classic Story of Joshua Chamberlain
and His Volunteer Regiment

by John J. Pullen

Single best Civil War unit history I’ve read.”
The definitive account of this brave regiment
– Amazon reviews

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