Tuesday, May 31, 2011

What was missing from the Gettysburg documentary

I've complained that History Channel's Gettysburg documentary focused too much time on lesser players in the battle. So much so that Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain wasn't even mentioned. Well, let's make up for it. Here's Chamberlains' heroic defense of Little Round Top from the movie "Gettysburg." (1993) Let me set this up. Chamberlain's Union troops are running out of ammunition. They are at the end of the rope. The Confederates are marching up the hill. Chamberlain calls for a bayonet charge. And the rest is history.

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