Battle of Gettysburg Poem

Battle of Gettysburg Poem is a ballad poem about the unexpected and miraculous victory of The Union.


Battle of Gettysburg Poem
             Charge of the 20th Maine


“Christopher Rudolph exercises his study of the Confederacy’s invasion of Pennsylvania to create a poem. He relates the story of the campaign and Battle of Gettysburg with insight and care for detail. It will appeal to the student and the enthusiast.” –  Donald J Frey – Civil War Author, Longstreet’s Assault – Pickett’s Charge, In The Woods Before Dawn, The Adventures of Daniel Buchwalter in the Western Army, and others.

A “Monumental piece.” Janet Morgan Riggs – President of Gettysburg College

“Excellent, and a great way to get students interested in history! It’s extremely creative, and a great approach to teaching.” – Diane Zazzali DeBella – Writing Professor at University of Colorado

 “I loved it. Quite a tour de force.” – Judy Hammer – High School English and Drama Teacher

This battle was fought for three days from July 1st to July 3rd, 1863. It is estimated that there were over 50,000 casualties in the two armies fighting. Around 28,000 (4,500 killed) being from the Confederate Army and around 23,000 (3,100 killed) being from the Union Army. It was the bloodiest battle of the entire Civil War.

Battle of Gettysburg Poem

by Christopher Rudolph © 2015

Chapter 1 – Army of Northern Virginia Marches North

Chapter 2 – Army of Potomac Pursues

Chapter 3 – Colonel Chamberlain of Maine

Chapter 4 – Buford Finds High Ground     

Chapter 5 – The First Shot     

Chapter 6 – General John Buford  – July 1st     

Chapter 7 – Iron Brigade vs Confederates – July 1st, 1863

Chapter 8 – 6th Wisconsin, 95th NY, 14th Brooklyn – July 1st, 1863

Chapter 9 – Chamberlain – July 1st – First Day 

Chapter 10 – Buford – Night Before The Second Day

Chapter 11 – Chamberlain 2nd Day – July 2nd, 1863 

Chapter 12 – Longstreet 2nd Day 

Chapter 13 – Charge of the 1st Minnesota – 2nd Day

Chapter 14 – Charge of 20th Maine – 2nd Day

Chapter 15 – Saviors of Little Round Top Right – 2nd Day

Chapter 16 – Greene and Ireland – Culp’s Hill – 2nd Night

Chapter 17 – Chamberlain – 3rd Day Begins – July 3rd, 1863

Chapter 18 – Longstreet – 3rd Day

Chapter 19 – East Cavalry Field – 3rd Day

Chapter 20 – Armistead  – Pickett, Pettigrew, and Trimble’s Charge

Chapter 21 – Bloody Angle – 3rd Day

Chapter 22 – Longstreet – The Aftermath

Chapter 23 – Colonel Chamberlain – End of 3rd Day

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