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As mentioned previously, this year marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. This sizeable diorama depicts the defense of the hill known as “Little Round Top” on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 2nd, 1863). Here The 20th Maine commanded by Col. Joshua Chamberlain, defend the height of the hill against the onslaught of the 4th, 15th, and 47th Alabama under Confederate Brig. Gen. Evander Law. The Union troops successfully repulsed the attack, setting the stage for the next, and last, day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Hats off to Gary the Procrastinator who built this!
Today’s post focus on the Battle of Gettysburg that was fought in July 1–3, 1863, during the American Civil War, which happen to be the 150th anniversary. The battle between Union and Confederate forces, involved the largest number of casualties of the entire war and is often described as the war’s turning point.
Eric Schmidt‘s MOC captured this historical moment of the third day of battle. The diorama depicts the fighting at “The Bloody Angle” within the assault known to history as “Pickett’s Charge.”
Check more pictures at Eric’s gallery.
Kris Kelvin made an incredible replica of the Stephenson’s Rocket, an early steam locomotive. As we would expect from Kris, the colors and overall design of the construction are just perfect.
Stephenson’s Rocket was an early steam locomotive of 0-2-2 wheel arrangement, built in Newcastle Upon Tyne at the Forth Street Works of Robert Stephenson and Company in 1829. – description by Kris Kelvin.
See more pictures here.