By Al Hemingway Covering the left flank of the Union Army at Gettysburg, the hill known as Little Round Top, was heroically defended against determined Confederate attack. As soon as Union commander General George Meade realized a Confederate attack on the Union left was immanent, he had Colonel Strong Vincent dispatch the four regiments of his brigade to defend the hill, including Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine. As Chamberlain recalled later, “Passing to the southern slope of Little


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