Dennis Schaffer Gettysburg Gettysburg was one of the several battles that happened in the Civil War. This battle was a three day battle. It started on July 1, 1863 west of the town McPherson, and the Union corps. holding the line waiting for the eleventh corps to arrive extending the Union line farther north. Then the confederate side forced them self's which pushed the Union troops back to the cemetery hill, which then the town was captured by the southerners. Next July 2nd there was no fighting in the morning cause both sides where awaiting the arrival of the new units. In late afternoon confederates attacked the Union left flank at little round top, devils den, the wheatfield, the peach orchard, and along the emmitsburg road. The Union forces where beat everywhere little round top, where the confederates where stopped. At the same time the confederates attacked the union at culps hill and cemetery hill, but union held up.
At the next battle along the cemetery ridge they won cause of picketts charge. A cavalary battle 3 miles form town ended the war. The war though continued for more then 2 yrs. The union and confederate armies suffered a total of 51,000 casulties, of which 10,000 were killed or dead of wounds, 30,000 wounded, 11,000 captured or reported missing.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was born Sept. 8, 1828, in Brewer, Maine. He is best remembered for two great events: the action at Little Round Top, on the second day of Gettysburg (July2, 1863), when then-Colonel Chamberlain and the 20th Maine held the extreme left flank of the Union line against a fierce rebel attack, and the surrender of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, when Grant chose Chamberlain to receive the formal surrender of weapons and colors (April 12, 1865).
Tom chamberlain enlisted as a private in the 20th Maine Volunteers at the organization of the regiment. He was subsequently promoted to sergeant, and was still further promoted to first lieutenant. Then after the war he became marshal for the united states for 12 years.
Lewis Armistead was born on February 18, 1817, and grew up on the family farm near Upperville, Virginia. He was appointed as a Second Lieutenant to the 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment and went to Florida to fight the Seminole Indians. After serving three years in Florida, he was assigned to Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis. Armistead was also a great friend of Hancock and Armistead died in the hospital field a few days after the war, but as for Hancock lived.