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|Posted: Mon May 11th, 2009 11:44 pm||
|They were in one of the last charges of the day in the Center Grand Division commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker. There is a monument at Fredericksburg with the 20th Maine specifically mentioned.
They had to spend the night beside the stone wall below Marye's Heights in freezing conditions, including Chamberlain, himself, who surrounded himself with dead soldiers in order to keep from freezing.
I found this information at:
I'll see if I can find something more specific as to the position of the 20th Maine.
I found a reference to an article that Chamberlain wrote about his challenging night at the foot of the wall at Fredericksburg. It is called "A Bivouac with the Dead."
Last edited on Tue May 12th, 2009 12:01 am by CleburneFan