Maine Public Community Films

Forlorn Hope

Special | 26m 46s Video has closed captioning.

On a warm summer afternoon, late in the Civil War, more than 850 Maine soldiers accepted orders to charge an entrenched Confederate position on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. Within 10 minutes of their charge, more than 630 of those soldiers were struck down. It was the largest number of casualties from men in the same regiment in any battle of the War.

Aired: 06/18/18

Rating: NR

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