20th Maine

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They were farmers, shop clerks, woodsman, and seaman.  They came from coastal Maine, from central and western Maine. Many would have been parts of the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th Maine had not those regiments already had their full compliment of men.  It was as if fate had brought them together.  The Twentieth Maine was assembled as if by destiny.  If not for their heroism might we not be heirs to a different history, a very different America?

This page is dedicated to them and to the many groups of citizen reenactors who provide a living history of these brave men that we may never forget their contributions.......


To mark the return to Maine of the 20th Maine's restored Gettysburg battle flag the Maine State Museum opened an exhibit (new link) September 5th, 1998.  Included along with the flag were historic prints, art work, documents, and the famous Colt revolver taken by Chamberlain from a Confederate officer after it providentially mis-fired, sparing him at Little Round Top.  Click the "thumbnails" below for the full size pictures.  A special thanks to the 20th Maine reenactors Co.'s B and F who were present.  They were all very helpful and informative in their role as "honor guard" for the exhibit. For more information on Maine Civil War regiments visit the Maine State Archives

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