This paper was read before the New York Commandery of the Loyal Legion on October 7, 1903.
While very similar to the chapter by the same name is his book The Passing of the Armies
, this speech has one noticeable omission.
Before the account of Ord riding up with his order, Chamberlain adds an account of Griffin riding up to him, "'General,' he says, 'I want you to
go back and bring up Crawford's Division. He is acting in the same old fashion that got Warren into trouble at Five Forks. He should have been up
here long ago. We need him desperately. He deserves to be relieved of his command.'" Shocked Chamberlain asked for an explanation.
"I mean to put you in command of that division." Griffin responded.
While Crawford was no longer living at the time Chamberlain gave this speech, Chamberlain still thought it wise to leave out this account,
but he included it in his book that was left to be published after his death.
The Five Forks incident addressed in the Warren Court of Inquiry
was not the fist time Crawford had failed to give
the First Division support. Arriving late on Little Round Top at Gettysburg and failing to give proper support once he arrived, Crawford would
try to take credit for holding the hill. See Big Round Top