Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914

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Dates:
Birth 1828-09-08
Death 1914-02-24

Biographical notes:

Soldier, governor of Maine, college president, and professor at Bowdoin College, of Brunswick, Me.

From the description of Papers, 1867-1913 (bulk 1880-1913). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70938490

From the description of Papers, 1867-1913 (bulk 1880-1913). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 40477001

U.S. Army officer and governor of Maine, of Brunswick, Me.

From the description of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain correspondence, 1909-1912. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 244003829

U.S. Army officer, governor of Maine (1867-1871), and educator.

From the description of Correspondence, 1824-1914. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70972700

Brunswick (Cumberland Co.), Me. resident.

From the description of Letter, 1905. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 36668667

U.S. Army general, winner of Congressional Medal of Honor, governor, and college president, of Brunswick, Me.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70950213

Lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine Regiment; promoted to brigadier general (1864); given the honor of commanding the troops who accepted the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox; governor of Maine (1866-1870); professor and president (1870-1883) of Bowdoin College; and author of several books about maine and the Civil War.

From the description of Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1863, 1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71058417

From the description of Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1865, 1902. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428698

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a Union Army Officer who commanded the 20th Maine, was awarded the Medal of Honor, and was a graduate of Bowdoin college, an educator, and governor of Maine.

From the description of Questions in theology by Dr. Pond, copied by J.L. Chamberlain, 1854 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 55686003

Lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine Regiment; promoted to brigadier general (1864); governor of Maine (1866-1870); professor and president (1870-1883) of Bowdoin College; and author.

From the description of Letters, 1862-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70971085

Union Army officer, educator, and governor of Maine.

From the description of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain papers, 1775-1913 (bulk 1828-1913). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449138

Biographical Note

  • 1828, Sept. 8: Born, Brewer, Maine
  • 1852: Graduated, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1852 - 1855 : Student, Bangor Theological Seminary, Bangor, Maine
  • 1855: Married Fannie Adams
  • 1855 - 1862 : Taught, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1862: Appointed lieutenant colonel, 20th Maine Regiment
  • 1863: Appointed colonel, 20th Maine Regiment Fought at Battle of Gettysburg and awarded Congressional Medal of Honor for his defense of Little Round Top
  • 1864: Promoted by Ulysses S. Grant to brigadier general of volunteers
  • 1867 - 1871 : Governor of Maine
  • 1871 - 1883 : President, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
  • 1893: Awarded Medal of Honor for actions at Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1914, Feb. 24: Died, Portland, Maine

From the guide to the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Papers, 1775-1913, (bulk 1828-1913), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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Subjects:

  • Appomattox Campaign, 1865
  • Theology, Doctrinal
  • Dwellings
  • Women--Societies and clubs
  • Soldiers--Correspondence
  • Diplomatic and consular service, American
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Personal narratives
  • Medal of Honor
  • Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863--Anniversaries, etc
  • Patriotic societies
  • Customs administration

Occupations:

  • Governors--Maine
  • Generals--United States
  • Soldiers--United States
  • Army officers
  • College presidents--Maine--Brunswick
  • Educators

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  • Brunswick (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Sharpsburg (Md.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
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  • Sharpsburg (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Sharpsburg (Md.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Maine--Portland (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Maryland (as recorded)
  • Brunswick (Me.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.) (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)
  • Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.) (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Maine--Brunswick (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Pennsylvania (as recorded)
  • Maine--Brunswick (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Virginia (as recorded)
  • Maine (as recorded)