At the 1889 dedication of the 20th Maine Monument on Little Round Top, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain delivered what remains among the best descriptions of the transporting power of Civil War battlefields and why we continue to protect and visit these hallowed grounds today. On this, the battle's 150th anniversary, the conclusion of Chamberlain's address, narrated by country music superstar and historic preservation advocate Trace Adkins, reminds us all of Gettysburg's unique significance to the American people.

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