The Greatest Hero of the War is the title of a lecture to be given by a former past0r of the M. E. Church, and a victim of the Tariffville disaster a few years ago. Rev. H. W. Thomas in the Methodist Church, Wednesday evening, May 26, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society

The Greatest Hero of the War is the title of a lecture to be given by a former past0r of the M. E. Church, and a victim of the Tariffville disaster a few years ago. Rev. H. W. Thomas in the Methodist Church, Wednesday evening, May 26, under the auspices of the Ladies' Aid Society

Winsted, Conn. Citizen Job Print, 1895. Folio broadside, approx. 13" x 7¼", wood-engraved portrait of the lecturer; very good. Not located bibliographically. His talk is "replete with touching incidents and adventure, and will linger long in the memory of those who were so fortunate to listen to this tender and eloquent story. He closed with a thrilling recital of an incident of Little Round Top, and as he produced the little artillery flag taken from the hands of a dead hero who carried it - a common soldier - the pent-up feelings of his auditors found vent in applause long continued and intense." Shamlessly taken from Wikipedia: "Little Round Top is the smaller of two rocky hills south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania-the companion to the adjacent, taller hill named Big Round Top. It was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Considered by some historians to be the key point in the Union Army's defensive line that day, Little Round Top was defended successfully by the brigade of Col. Strong Vincent. The 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, fought the most famous engagement there, culminating in a dramatic downhill bayonet charge that is one of the most well-known actions at Gettysburg and in the American Civil War." Item #51038

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