History of War : 2020-07-09

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HEROES OF THE MEDAL OF HONOR

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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