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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
North
1828-1914
Maine
Brigadier General and Governor of Maine

An academic by training, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain set aside theology for the art of war, fighting from Antietam to Appomattox. Despite being wounded four times, Chamberlain returned to active duty each time, and was promoted by Ulysses Grant to brigadier general. Later awarded the Medal of Honor for his battlefield excellence at Gettysburg, he went on to serve as both Maine governor and president of Bowdoin College.















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