THE TWENTIETH MAINE: A Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War
1957·Philadelphia and New York
by Pullen, John J.
Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1957. Hardcover. Very good/very good. 17 photographs, with ten maps and eight drawings. Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1957. First edition, signed by the author on a specially printed leaf tipped in at the front. Classic history of the Twentieth Regiment Infantry, Maine Volunteers. It was at Gettysburg that the 20th Maine, with Joshua Chamberlain in command, performed one of the miracles of the Civil War by saving the left flank of the Union battle line. Later, at Appomattox, the 20th Maine was one of the regiments chosen to receive the surrender of General Robert E. Lee's infantry, and Chamberlain, the Bowdoin professor who had become a general, was appointed to command the Union troops at the ceremony. Octavo. Original blue cloth binding, with black and gilt stamping. Some general minor shelfwear to the dust jacket; otherwise very good. (Inventory #: 64479)
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