Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Leeroy Jenkins! at Gettysburg
Today was the second day of Gettysburg. It was the day of one of the greatest charges in American military history. The Twentieth Maine was at the far left end of the Union line. Colonel Joshua Chamberlain's superior told him to hold at all costs, for if his men broke the entire Federal army would be flanked. Chamberlain's men eventually ran out of ammunition before the Confederates ran out of men. They couldn't run away and if they stayed put they couldn't shoot. So they fixed bayonets. It reminds me of the iconic WoW character. I like to pretend that what actually happened at Gettysburg was a Sergeant Leeroy Jenkins charged down the hill all by himself and the others just decided to go with it.