The Battle of Little Round Top: During the second day of the bloody battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the 20th Maine regiment was positioned on Little Round Top, a hill overlooking the battlefield. They had been given orders to hold their ground at all costs; if they were moved, their entire brigade would be surrounded. Confederate regiments attacked, and the 20th Maine fought until they were outnumbered and began to run out of ammunition. Determined to complete his orders, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain instructed his men to fix their bayonets to their rifles and charge their opponents. Surprised by the sudden movement forward, the Confederate troops retreated, and the 20th Maine held their ground.