HEROES OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR THE AFTERMATH 01 LITTLE ROUND TOP LIES EXPOSED The Battle of Gettysburg is viewed as a key turning point in the American Civil War, with Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia defeated in the field, though not annihilated. Shortly after, President Abraham Lincoln gave arguably his most famous speech, The Gettysburg Address, which is still today enshrined in American culture. The Confederate invasion of the North had been stopped, but the war would drag on a further two years. Chamberlain was given a brigade after Gettysburg and was wounded six times in various battles. After the war, he returned to Maine as a conquering hero, with fresh popularity and acclaim. He stood as the state’s governor several times and later wrote his memoirs on the war. 04 THE CONFEDERATES RETREAT 54
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