Joshua Chamberlain & Civil War
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914), born as Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. A civil war is a war between organized groups within the same nation state or republic, or, less commonly, between two countries created from a formerly-united nation state. /5
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Civil War hero and Maine Gov Joshua Chamberlain spoke 11 languages. Guess he really hated America.
As an aside; it's great to see a pic of Joshua Chamberlain, one of the great men of the Civil War.
Joshua L. Chamberlain born in Brewer, Maine received the only battlefield promotion to General during the Civil War.
Great and leisurely trip up the coast of Maine.Great food, beer, some history, hiking, gardens and chilling! Started in Portland, moved up to Brunswick and Bowdoin College where Joshua Chamberlain left as a young professor to join the 20th Maine Infantry during the Civil War, rising through the ranks to lead the 20th at Gettysburg where he won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroics on Little Roundtop, on to Division command, a severe wound at the front of his division in Petersburg and was given the honor to receive the Confederate surrender at Appomattox...Returned to become president of Bowdoin and then elected 4 terms Governor of Maine...one of my real heroes...Also mastered 13 languages! ...
Other dad at kid birthday party recognized (Joshua) Chamberlain (the Wedge Antilles of the Civil War) on my tshirt. Respect.
The Battle Of Gettysburg was fought 148 years ago...July 1st through 3rd, 1863. We all know how famous Gettysburg is for its Civil War ghosts, but did you know that the father of our country (in spirit form), George Washington, is said to have played an integral role in the battle? The 20th Maine Division, under command by Col. Joshua Chamberlain, claims to have seen the phantom of our country's first president that July day...despite the fact that he had been dead since 1799. While versions of the tale vary, the basic story is that the division, low on supplies, and confused as to which fork in the path to take, was about to give up hope. Low on morale as well as the supplies, the men claim a figure in a tri-corner hat, riding atop a white stallion appeared before them and led them to a strategic point on Little Round Top. The man, who was initially thought to have been a Union commander, was said to have given off a faint glow. Many men later recalled that the strange glowing man resembled painting ...
The Knightly Soldier Before he enlisted in the Union Army to fight during the US Civil War, Joshua Chamberlain was a quiet and unassuming college professor. In the crucible of military combat he distinguished himself for his heroism in holding the line on Little Round Top during the Battle Of Gettysburg. He was later awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. To recognize Chamberlain’s contribution to the Union victory, General Ulysses S. Grant designated him to receive the first flag of surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. The defeated troops of the South expected to be ridiculed and humiliated. Instead, Chamberlain showed them kindness and respect. For this, the Confederate commanding officer wrote in his memoirs that Chamberlain was “one of the knightliest soldiers of the Federal Army.” As a committed Christian, Chamberlain reflected the grace of Christ. We too need to stand for what we believe but also to be kind to those with whom we disagree. Paul exhorted Timothy, “as a good soldier of Jesus ...
November 8, 2013 Lawrence L. Hewitt Lawrence L. Hewitt on: “2013 Newvins-Freeman Address: Civil War Myths“ The Nevins-Freeman Award, named for famed historians Allan Nevins and Douglas Southall Freeman, is given annually by the CWRT of Chicago for distinguished scholarship in the Civil War field, and for the recipient’s contribution to the Round Table movement. Past awardees have included such luminaries as Ed Bearss, James McPherson and Bruce Catton. This year, the CWRT of Chicago is pleased to honor one of its own, Larry Hewitt. On Nov. 8th, Larry Hewitt will speak on “Civil War Myths.” Most of the ‘Myths’ Professor Hewitt will discuss in his presentation are about Confederate generals, but Jefferson Davis, Joshua Chamberlain, and one private also have prominent roles. Much of his talk will deal with the Confederate high command, from the Army of Northern Virginia to the Trans-Mississippi Department. Though the campaigns of Gettysburg, Appomattox, and the Seven Days' Battles figure promine ...
Last week, of course, we celebrated Independence Day. Also last week was the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant events in our nation's history, the Civil War's Battle Of Gettysburg. That battle, in fact was the turning point in the entire war, and the struggle for Little Round Top, on the battle's second day, was the moment that the very survival of the Union as we knew it hung in the balance. On that day, the 20th Maine Regiment, under the command of Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, was ordered to hold the far southern line of the Union forces on Little Round Top. The regiment held again and again, until everyone was exhausted and out of ammunition. Chamberlain ran up and down the line and ordered the men to fix bayonets and prepare for a charge down the hill. It was a big bluff, but it worked. Hundreds of Confederates surrendered to men with empty rifles. Chamberlain was later wounded twice and was awarded the Medal of Honor. At the Confederates' surrender he supervised the surrender . ...
Yes, I'm back home again in time for another "Kathy's Civil War 150 Minute (or 2): While I was in Vicksburg things were hopping at Gettysburg. Both battles concluded in Victory for the Union on July 4, 1863. In honor of Gettysburg and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, the hero commander at Little Round Top, I am doing a re-post of a favorite tribute to Chamberlain. He was amazing! Check this out!
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Maine-born college student who graduated from Bowdoin College in 1852, only to return with his wife three years later to become a professor of languages and rhetoric. He taught until the Civil War began in 1861, then volunteered himself to the Governor of Main...
A video produced using footage recorded by Video History Today in Gettysburg. The title music (Ashokan Farewell) featured in the Ken Burns 'The Civil War' do...
Never thought I had much interest in history but now my husband has me obsessed with the Civil War. Shoulda had him as a history teacher I guess. Tomorrow is 150 years since the battle at Gettysburg, and the more I learn the more I am intrigued. Lots of major players having profound effects but my personal hero for this battle has got to be Col. Joshua Chamberlain who held the extreme left flank at Little Round Top preventing the south from gaining the high ground. Read a book about his life called Soul of the Lion- highly recommend it!
Illustration as a thought, I want to revisit the music-based subject to continue the on going series. Any suggestions on who you may want to see? I also have a series list started of Civil War generals and officers, some I haven't gotten to are Joshua Chamberlain, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Custer, and a few others. Please let me know your thoughts on these as well or any other drawings you may want to see.
Joshua Chamberlain [Military: Civil War]... free research from the Historical Marker Society of America Database.
Dedicating new headstones for Union soldiers buried in Indian Head Park, Illinois today at 2:00 PM. Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and other groups participating. Weather looks great. Happy Birthday to Joshua Chamberlain, 20th Maine Infantry and one of the heros at Little Round Top, Gettysburg.
The article recommends visitors stop by the Joshua Chamberlain house, First Parish Church, Skolfield-Whittier House, Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and the new Wegman exhibition at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
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