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Stoneware, raised-relief and transfer decoration. “Follow Me, Boys!” commemorates Gen. Armistead, Pickett’s Charge, July 3, 1863. On the third day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a surviving handful of men in gray presses forward beneath tattered flags, charging desperately in to the smoke and flame of battle on Cemetery Ridge. Armistead received a mortal wound, and nearly all the men with him were killed or captured. “Chamberlain’s Charge” depicts Little Round Top, July 2, 1863. They were the men of the 20th Maine, commanded by Joshua Chamberlain, and their situation was desperate. They anchored the left flank of the Federal line on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Again and again, Chamberlain and his men stood firm against charge after charge by courageous Confederates from Texas and Alabama. “Bayonet!” he shouted, “Forward!” and down the hill they charged, over the dead and wounded, through the shattered forest, led by Chamberlain with sword in hand. Shocked, the battle-worn Confederates retreated and the day belonged to the Union. The images are framed by a raised Victorian border. Glazed bands at the top and bottom complete the body design. An antiqued solid pewter lid with embossed Confederate and Union Flags and cannon ball thumblift are permanently attached to the handle.