Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1865, 1902.


Civil War letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1862-1865, 1902.

The first letter (21 Sept. 1862; 8 p.), written by Joshua L. Chamberlain to his wife Francis (Fanny) Caroline Adams Chamberlain, describes actions in the crossing of Antietam Creek, Pa. and Md., and Sharpsburg, Md.; second letter (28 July 1863), also written to his wife, documents events after the Battle of Gettysburg with the Army of the Potomac, under the command of George G. Meade, pursuing Robert E. Lee's army out of Maryland and into Virginia and pausing to rest for several days; typewritten letter (12 May 1902) is Chamberlain's response to J.F. Cole concerning an inquiry about the final surrender of arms and colors of General Lee's army at Appomattox Court House; and letter (9 June 1865) written by Fannie to her husband.

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