Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence (1818-1914) Maine at Gettysburg.
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03852
Author/Creator: Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence (1818-1914)
Place Written: Portland, Maine
Pagination: 602 p. , 36 p. of plates : 25 x 17.7 cm.
Summary of Content: Title continues, Report of Maine Commissioners, Prepared by the Executive Committee. Chamberlain’s presentation notice pasted onto the front flyleaf. Includes maps, photographs, narrative reports, rosters, monument dedications, and casualty reports.
Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900
Keywords/Subjects: Union General;, Civil War;, Military History;, Union Forces;, Battle;, Battle of Gettysburg;, Literature and Language Arts;, Photography;, Death;, Monument;
Background: A Bowdoin College professor, Chamberlain offered his assistance to the state of Maine and was made lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine regiment on 8 August 1862. He took part in Antietam, Shepherdstown Ford, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg he held the extreme left flank on Little Round Top, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. In November 1863, he was relieved from field service and sent to Washington suffering from malaria. He resumed command of the regiment in May 1864 at Cold Harbor, but fell wounded 12 days later. He returned to Maine, but rejoined the army during the Petersburg siege and the Appomattox Campaign. He later served as governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.
LOC Search Terms: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns., United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union., Generals--Union., Generals--United States--History--19th century., Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863., Gettysburg (Pa.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.Order Image