Gettysburg: Bayonet Charge

This clip depicts the Battle of Little Round Top during the Civil War. With his men out of ammunition, Union Colonel Chamberlain orders his forces to bayonet charge down the hill, resulting in a favorable outcome for the Union.

Public Discussion Questions


  1. Why does Colonel Chamberlain decide on a bayonet charge?
  2. What does the men's willingness reveal about their view of the colonel?
  3. Describe what takes place in the charge.

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Standards


This clip is associated with the following standards:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the significance of the following dates: 1519, mapping of the Texas coast and first mainland...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify the major eras and events in U.S. history through 1877, including colonization, revolution,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands individuals, issues, and events of the Civil War. The student is expected to:
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the roles played by significant individuals during the Civil War, including Jefferson Davis,...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    explain the causes of the Civil War, including sectionalism, states' rights, and slavery, and signif...

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