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An unlikely hero to the Army of the Potomac, college professor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain led the 20th Maine Division in all the fiercest battles of the Eastern theatre, winning the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership at Gettysburg. A brilliant, insightful, must-read for all Civil War buffs. Introduction by James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom. Period artwork, photos, and engravings.
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Gettysburg, where he commanded the 20th Maine. A professor at Bowdoin College, Chamberlain volunteered for service in the Union army in 1862 but declined the colonelcy of a regiment, "preferring to start a little lower and learn the business first." Chamberlain also took part in many other important battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Petersburg, during which he received his fourth serious wound of the war. He later took part in the Appomattox Campaign, and commanded the troops that formally accepted the surrender of the Confederate army. Following his military service, he served as governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College.Review:
"This is one of the finest accounts of a campaign penned by a Federal soldier....A stellar work of Civil War history -- a classic." -- The Civil War in Books.
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Book Description Morningside Press 6th printing thus, Dayton, 1992. xxii, 407 p., frontis, color maps (2 foldout), footnotes, index, 8vo; VG/no dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 60263
Book Description Morningside Bookshop. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 9995329220 1991 printing - Blue boards with gilt lettering and crossed flags. Book is in excellent condition, text is unmarked and pages are tight. Seller Inventory # 39859