Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914

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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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creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1863, 1902. Navarro College
referencedIn Burrage, Henry S. (Henry Sweetser), 1837-1926. Papers, 1861-1925. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. [Letter] 1902 July 29, Portland, Maine : [to] Adjutant General, Augusta, Maine. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Tefft, B. F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1813-1885. Papers, 1836-1882. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Smithsonian Archives. Ru 26: Office Of The Secretary, Incoming Corres..
referencedIn Boothby, Frederic E. (Frederic Eleazer), 1845-1923. Frederic E. Boothby autograph letters, 1898-1912. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Citizen's Committee (Portland, Me.). Citizen's Committee collection, 1846-1876 (bulk 1870-1871). Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company reader reports on manuscripts submitted for publication, 1882-1931. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain papers, 1775-1913 (bulk 1828-1913). Library of Congress
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain correspondence, 1909-1912. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Boyd, Lendal. Lendal Boyd letters, 1872 and 1905. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Chamberlain family. Papers, 1821-1958. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn George S. Morris Papers, 1852-1889, 1910-1915, 1852-1889 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Maine. Governor (1867-1871 : Chamberlain). State of Maine to Charles H. Mann : you having borne an honorable part as a volunteer from the state of Maine ... in suppressing the rebellion ... University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Letters to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1761-1904 (inclusive) 1820-1888 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Papers, 1861-1994. Pejepscot Historical Society
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain autograph letter signed, 1865. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Adams, Ashur. Ashur Adams family correspondence, 1800-1869; bulk: 1852-1855. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Melcher, Holman S. (Holman Staples), 1841-1905. Holman S. Melcher military record, 1903. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Chamberlain, 1828-1914. Materials related to the political involvement of the National Greenback Party in the Maine Legislature in January 1880. Maine State Library
referencedIn Frost Family Papers, 1710-1923 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Letters, 1862-1863. Navarro College
referencedIn Adams, Jeannette F. (Lamb). Letter : Toronto, to Mrs. Horace G. Allen, Portland, Maine, 1914 March 7. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Berry, Stephen, 1833-1919. Stephen Berry certificate, 1875. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Barnard, Charles, 1815-1905. Papers, [between 1861 and 1869]. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Smith, Catherine, 1890-1978,. Oral history interview, 1975. Northeast Archives of Folklore and Oral History, Maine Folklife Center
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Letter, 1905. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Morris, George Sylvester, 1840-1889. George S. Morris papers, 1852-1889 and 1910-1915. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Papers, 1867-1913 (bulk 1880-1913). Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center (Fremont, Ohio)
referencedIn Vickery, James B.,. Collection of manuscripts ca. 1711-ca. 1997 (bulk 19th century) University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Whitaker, Edward Washburn, 1841-1922. Letters, 1861-1901 (bulk 1861-1865). Library of Virginia
referencedIn Opening ceremonies of the European and North American Railway collection, 1864-1947. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Records, 1882-1889. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Yale University. Library. Frost family collection : historical manuscripts and university archives collection, Yale University Library, New Haven, Connecticut. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Poor, John A. (John Alfred), 1808-1871. John A. Poor railroads scrapbook, 1844-1871. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Scenes in Libby Prison / by J.W. Chamberlain. Library of Virginia
creatorOf Butler, Haven A., b. 1822. Haven A. Butler collection, 1862-1901. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Correspondence, 1824-1914. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Brunswick (Me. : Town). Town records, 1802-1968 (bulk 1840-1910). Pejepscot Historical Society
referencedIn Whitaker, Edward Washburn, 1841-1922. [Letter] 1901 Apr. 29, Washington, D.C. [to] Joshua L. Chamberlain, Portland, Maine. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Morrill, Lot M. (Lot Myrick), 1812-1883. Lot M. Morrill papers, 1852-1894. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Spear, Abbott. Another look at Gettysburg, 1966. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Hotel guest register, 1860-1872. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1865, 1902. Navarro College
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Freeport Historical Society media collection, [ca. 1933]-[ongoing]. Freeport Historical Society
referencedIn Webb, Alexander S. (Alexander Stewart), 1835-1911. Alexander Stewart Webb papers, 1818-1930 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Wheeler, William A. (William Adolphus), 1833-1874. Letters to William A. Wheeler, 1861-1871. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Maine. Governor (1867-1871 : Chamberlain). State of Maine to Charles Parkhurst : you having borne an honorable part as a volunteer from the state of Maine ... in suppressing the rebellion ... University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Caldwell, John Curtis, 1833-1912. Civil War testimonials, 1868. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930. [Letter] 1915 January 28, New York [to] Mrs. H.G. Allen, Boston / G. H. Putnam. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Joyce, Lawrence J., b. ca. 1826. Lawrence Joyce papers, 1856-1880. Maine Historical Society Library
creatorOf Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Papers, 1775-1913, (bulk 1828-1913) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Barrows family. Barrows family papers, 1825-1912. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn 20th Maine Regiment officers photograph album, ca. 1861-1865. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Account book with clippings 1878- University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Questions in theology by Dr. Pond, copied by J.L. Chamberlain, 1854 June. University of Maine at Orono, Raymond H. Fogler Library
referencedIn Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889. Correspondence, 1845-1880. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn West Brookfield Historical Commission. [West Brookfield historical papers : Governor Chamberlain ; Glen Olden Farm] / [compiled by Archie B. Jay]. Central Mass Regional Library System
referencedIn Chamberlain family. Papers of the Chamberlain-Adams family, 1827-1931 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Moellentin, Dan. Research on the Joshua Chamberlain house in Brewer, Maine, ca. 1818-2007. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Papers, 1827-1931 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part III: The Civil War: The Union, 1804-1915. Houghton Library, , Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Frost family. Frost family papers, 1710-1923 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Papers [microform]. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Drummond, Josiah H. (Josiah Hayden), 1827-1902. Josiah H. Drummond genealogies and correspondence, 1885-1914. Maine Historical Society Library
referencedIn Chamberlain, Joshua Chamberlain, 1828-1914. Materials related to the political involvement of the National Greenback Party in the Maine Legislature in January 1880. Maine State Library
referencedIn Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889. Correspondence, 1845-1880. University of Oslo Medical Library
referencedIn Fitz John Porter Statue Committee (Portsmouth, N.H.). Records, 1886-1906. Portsmouth Athenaeum Library & Museum
creatorOf Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence, 1828-1914. Papers, 1867-1913 (bulk 1880-1913). Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
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correspondedWith Benedict, H. W. person
associatedWith Berry, Stephen, 1833-1919. person
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correspondedWith Brown, John Marshall, 1838-1907 person
associatedWith Brunswick (Me. : Town) corporateBody
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associatedWith Butler, Haven A., b. 1822. person
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associatedWith Chamberlain family. family
correspondedWith Chamberlain, Frances Adams, 1825-1905 person
correspondedWith Chandler, Peleg W. (Peleg Whitman), 1816-1889. person
associatedWith Cilley, Jonathan Prince, 1835-1920. person
correspondedWith Citizen's Committee (Portland, Me.) corporateBody
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associatedWith Clay, C. C. (Clement Claiborne), 1816-1882. person
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correspondedWith Cole, J. F. person
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associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
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correspondedWith Fitz John Porter Statue Committee (Portsmouth, N.H.) corporateBody
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correspondedWith Howard, O. O. (Oliver Otis), 1830-1909 person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
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associatedWith Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870. person
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correspondedWith Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth, 1807-1882 person
correspondedWith Longfellow Memorial Association corporateBody
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Brunswick (Me.)
Sharpsburg (Md.)
United States
United States
Maine
United States
Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.)
United States
United States
United States
Sharpsburg (Md.)
Maryland
Sharpsburg (Md.)
Maine
Maine--Portland
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
United States
Maryland
United States
Maryland
Brunswick (Me.)
Maine
Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.)
Maine
United States
Virginia
Maine
United States
Pennsylvania
Maine
Antietam Creek (Pa. and Md.)
Pennsylvania
Maine--Brunswick
United States
Virginia
United States
United States
Pennsylvania
Maine--Brunswick
United States
Virginia
Maine
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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
Occupation
Governors--Maine
Generals--United States
Soldiers--United States
Army officers
College presidents--Maine--Brunswick
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Birth 1828-09-08

Death 1914-02-24

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