First Sergeant, 20th Maine Gettysburg, 1863
42.00€ (34.71€ without tax )
Sculpture: Pavol Offo Ove
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Number of parts of the kit: 4
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS BUST:
– A quintessential portrait of a Union soldier in the dramatic Battle of Gettysburg!
– This bust offers a variety of textures to explore and perfectly captures the air of the period.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The 20th Maine Infantry Regiment was organized in Maine in August 1862 and incorporated into the Army of the Potomac. Initially, it had a discreet service record, participating in the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. In May 1863, Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain was appointed as commander of the regiment.
During the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 2nd, 1863, Chamberlain and the 20th Maine occupied a strategic position on top of a wooded hill called Little Round Top. He received orders of preventing the Confederates to take the position, as it would have meant the loss of the whole hill and the advantage over the Confederate Army. After fending off several rebel assaults over the position, the 20th Maine had almost no ammunition so Colonel Chamberlain drew his saber and led a bayonet charge that caused the final retreat of the Confederates from the hill. It is generally accepted that this feat of heroism saved the day for the Union Army. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his participation.
Our bust wears the uniform of a First Sergeant of this unit with full combat equipment.