Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Trivia Question (prize inside)

Question: July 2, 1863. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Union troops are protecting the high ground from attacking Confederate soldiers. One of the keys to commanding the battlefield and the battle, is a little hill known as Little Round Top. Because Union troops are spread out over so much space and communication is chaotic, one regiment is assigned with protecting the hill against nearly an entire Confederate division.

What was the name or the regiment and its commanding officer?

Prize to the first person to post the correct answer in the comments section: Your choice of a hug or a double fist bump the next time I see you, and an entire blog post dedicated to your awesomeness for knowing your history and for actually reading my blog.


  1. joshua chamberlain...20th Maine: if my memory is correct, sickles was the commander of the division that chamberlain's regiment was in. good guess, and thanks for reading my blog.