What hill did Joshua Chamberlain defend at the Battle of Gettysburg?

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d. Little Round Top

The first shots were fired at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.

Chamberlain and the men of the 20th Maine held back a Confederate advance that could have turned the tide of the Civil War.

Despite being in the thick of combat, Chamberlain only suffered two minor injuries.  The first was a bruised thigh when a shot bounced off his sword.  And the second was a cut on his right foot from either shrapnel or a spent bullet.

For his courage in the battle, Chamberlain was awarded the Medal of Honor, as well as the nickname the "Lion of the Round Top."


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