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May 26th, 2008

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Newsletter Vol.Vll No.4 of the
20th Maine Volunteer Regt., Co. B

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Joshua Chamberlain
Gettysburg, 2 July, 1863

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Deja - Vu?

   With the 145th reenactment of Gettysburg looming, we remember those brave souls who fought in 1863 and with every passing year when we visit the battlefield, we wonder what the vets felt and remembered of their days of GLORY:

    There is a legend that Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg was twice enacted, the final scene contributiong a fearful, if lesser, carnage to the tradition of that great battle.
    During a Blue & Gray reunion on the field, so some have it, aging confedeerates fell into ranks and walked across the broad terrain where Pickett's men had charged on July 3, 1863. The watching ancients in blue could not long remain bystanders, and as the feeble ranks moved up the slope toward the spot where once the angled stone wall had run, and where a clump of trees stood on Cemetery Ridge, there were Yankee yells.
    Come on, boys! By God, they never make it then-and they'll not do it now!
    Upon which the old boys of the Grand Army of the Republic are alleged to have run into position along the ridge, and when the confederate veterans hobbled up, to have sprung upon them tooth and nail, the whole mass tangling in a fierce scrap until officials managed to part them.

Burke Davis    

 

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Company News

  • Sec. PJ Smith called the meeting to order on Mar. 30. President Dudley was absent.
  • The sec/treasurer’s report was read, with no additions or deletions, R. D'Errico motioned that the minutes be accepted & M. Celli seconded - all were in favor.
  • Correspondence
    • 3rd Maine Gala - Apr. 5, 2008
    • announcememt of Bangor Memorial Day Parade
  • Old business
    • safety rules - tabled
    • R. D'Errico is checking to see if Bangor Ford can get us a van for the 145th Gettysburg Reenactment
  • New business
    • Secretary mentioned that the Newsletter is now a part of the companies Web-site - Way to go Ray! 
    • G. Moore talked about the Brownville event 
    • D. Brandt informed the unit of the update of the 3rd Maine's change of command.
    • K. Richards asked for permission to portray a cavalry impression - John Allen Hutchinson
    • G. Moore announced that there was a parade on Oct. 11 in Searsport
  • Adjourn
    • T Batty moved to adjourn the meetiong and D. Wardwell seconded, all were in favor.

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    Newsletter by:
 Bvt Cor. PJ Smith
    Sec/Treasurer
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