Person:Joshua Chamberlain (1)

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
m. 1827
  1. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain1828 - 1914
  2. Horace Beriah Chamberlain1834 - 1861
  3. Sarah Brastow Chamberlain1836 - 1921
  4. Rev. John Calhoun Chamberlain1838 - 1867
  5. Thomas Davee Chamberlain1841 - 1896
  1. Grace Dupee Chamberlain1856 - 1937
  2. Harold Wyllys Chamberlain1858 - 1928
  3. Emily Stelle Chamberlain1860 - 1860
  4. Gertrude Loraine Chamberlain1865 - 1865
Facts and Events
Name Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Gender Male
Birth[1] 8 Sep 1828 Brewer, Penobscot, Maine, United States
Graduation[1] 1852 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United StatesBowdoin College
Graduation[1] 1855 Bangor, Penobscot, Maine, United StatesBangor Theological Seminary
Occupation[1] from 1855 to 1862 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United StatesFaculty, Bowdoin College
Military[1] 8 Aug 1862 Lt. Col, 20th Maine Infantry (Civil War)
Military[1] Dec 1862 Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States Combatant of Fredericksburg
Military[1] 20 May 1863 Colonel, commanding 20th Maine Infantry (Civil War)
Military[1] 2 Jul 1863 Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States Combatant of Gettysburg
Military[1] from 26 Aug 1863 to 19 Nov 1863 Commanding 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps (Union Army)
Military[1] Apr 1864 Command, 1st Brigade, First Division, V Corps (Union Army)
Military[1] Jun 1864 Second Battle of Petersburg
Military[1] 6 Jun 1864 to 18 Jun 1864 Commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps (Union Army)
Military[1] 18 Jun 1864 Brigadier General of Volunteers
Military[1] 19 Nov 1864 to 5 Jan 1865 Commanding 1st Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps
Military[1] 29 Mar 1865 Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States Combatant of Lewis's Farm
Military[1] 29 Mar 1865 Brevet Major General of Volunteers
Military[1] 9 Apr 1865 Combatant of Appomattox Court House
Reference Number? Q80766?
Military[3] 12 Apr 1865 Appomattox, Appomattox, Virginia, United StatesReceived Confederate Infantry Surrender
Military[1] 20 Apr 1865 to 28 Jun 1865 1st Division, V Corps
Military[1] 28 Jun 1865 to Jul 1865 Commanding 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Wright's Corps, Middle Department
Military[1] 15 Jan 1866 Mustered out of volunteer service
Occupation[1] from 2 Jan 1867 to 4 Jan 1871 Maine, United States Governors of Maine
Occupation[1] from 1871 to 1883 Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United StatesPresident of Bowdoin College
Military[1] 11 Aug 1893

Awarded Medal of Honor
Death[1] 24 Feb 1914 Portland, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Burial[2] Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, United States

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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828February 24, 1914)[1] was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is best known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded 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 withstood repeated assaults from the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry and finally drove the Confederates away with a downhill bayonet charge. Chamberlain 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 deathbed 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. He served on the faculty, and as president, of his alma mater, Bowdoin College. He died in 1914 at age 85 due to complications from the wound that he received at Petersburg.

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  2. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, in Find A Grave.
  3. Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence. The passing of the armies: an account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac, based upon personal reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps. (New York: G P Putnam's Sons, 1915), pg 254-271.