The History Book Club - AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: 2. KILLER ANGELS (HF) ~ SECTIONS - 2. CHAMBERLAIN + 3. BUFORD (01/11/10 - 01/17/10) ~ No spoilers, please Showing 1-30 of 30
September 8 , Died On : February 24 , Governor , Professor. Brewer , Maine , United States of America. Born September 8, , he gained fame during the Battle of Gettysburg, earning him the Medal of Honour. Due to the severity of the injury, he was given a deathbed promotion to brigadier general because it was thought he would not survive. However, he was able to recover and served in the army unit the end of the war.
It has been said that Chamberlain was the last man to die from Civil War battle wounds. Father: Joshua Chamberlain, Jr. Chamberlain April 29, August 12, Daughter: Grace D. Chamberlain October 10, May 10, Daughter: Emily born and died Daughter: Gertrude born and died Also, an son of unknown name born in three months prematurely who did not survive. In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L.
A veritable icon of Civil War legend, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain is best known for his heroic participation in the Battle of Gettysburg. In , after attending Bangor Theological Seminary, Chamberlain and his new wife, Fannie, returned to Bowdoin to begin a career as a professor of languages and rhetoric. The outbreak of war, however, weighed heavily upon Chamberlain, who desperately wanted to serve his country. Over the objections of the College, Chamberlain offered his services to the governor of Maine who appointed him Lieutenant Colonel of the newly raised 20th Maine regiment. Adelbert Ames. Losses at Chancellorsville elevated Col.