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.
Colonel Chamberlain delivers a speech to a large group of men to redevote them to the cause of the Civil War. He explains that they are fighting for social justice: to set other men free rather than conquer land or loot. He desperately needs them to join his Northern Maine regiment for the battle, which became the turning point of the war and ultimately supported the outcome for the North.
Colonel Shaw commends Private Trip on his fighting yesterday. He offers to honor the Private by allowing him to bear the regimental colors. Private Trip indicates that he is not fighting for the Colonel and expresses concern that, even after the war, he and his people will not benefit if they win.
Abraham Lincoln vehemently advocates for the ratification of the thirteenth amendment. He states that, by abolishing slavery, it will settle the slavery dispute and set the tone for the future of those currently enslaved and those who would otherwise be enslaved in the future.