Fought amid rocks and trees, amongst thick smoke, and under exceedingly stressful conditions, the battle for the southern slope of Little Round Top at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863 remains one of the most celebrated small unit military actions in American history. Now, in "Stand Firm Ye Boys from Maine," we see for the first time what really happened on that tragic day. Author Thomas Desjardin recounds in moving detail the disturbing truth of the 20th Maine Regiment and the entire Gettysburg Campaign. By using more than seventy firsthand accounts of the battle for Vincent's Spur, he not only enables us to understand fully the soldiers' feelings towards the enemy, towards the citizens of both the North and the South, and towards the commenders of the two armies; but he also invites us to endure with the soldiers the actual feelings of combat. Paperback, 245 pages.