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
Andy Andrews - Joshua Chamberlain
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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.
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.
Introduction - General Chamberlain
"The Passing of the Armies" by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain - Bookworm History
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. Ames to brigade command, leaving Chamberlain to command the regiment in the next major engagement of the war, the Battle of Gettysburg.
His parents were Joshua Chamberlain and Sarah Dupree. Chamberlain married his wife Fanny Adams and eventually they had 5 children. Unfortunately, one of them died as a premature child and two during infancy. Eventually Chamberlain became a professor of modern languages with a total of 10 languages he was fluent in. While Chamberlain did not receive any military training, he did have a desire to serve the country. During the Civil War, Chamberlain was given a leave of absence which was supposed to be used to go to Europe and study languages for a length of two years.
At the outbreak of the American Civil War, Joshua Chamberlain right was eager to serve his country, but his employer was not so eager to see him go Chamberlain was a professor at Bowdoin College and was extremely well educated. He was fluent in nine languages. When he expressed his desire to serve, the administration at Bowdoin prevented him from doing so. He did not let this stop him. In , he asked for and received a leave of absence to travel to Europe to study languages.