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Joshua Chamberlain
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Joshua Chamberlain


: 24 February 1914


  • Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army
When did Joshua Chamberlain die? / Died24 February 1914

Joshua Chamberlain facts

  • He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general)
  • He is most well known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, which earned him the Medal of Honor
  • Chamberlain was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 and fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg
  • He became commander of the regiment in June 1863
  • On July 2, during the Battle of Gettysburg, Chamberlain's regiment occupied the extreme left of the Union lines at Little Round Top
  • Chamberlain's men withheld repeated Confederate assaults and finally drove them away with a bayonet charge
  • He was severely wounded while commanding a brigade during the Second Battle of Petersburg in June 1864, and was given what was intended to be a death bed promotion to brigadier general
  • In April 1865, he fought at the Battle of Five Forks and was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E
  • Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia
  • After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine

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