Albert Bierstadt Cloud Study, Moonlight, ca. 1860 oil on paper 12 3/4 in. x 9 5/16 in. (32.39 cm x 23.65 cm) Museum Purchase, Florence C. Quinby Fund, in memory of Henry Cole Quinby, Honorary Degree, 1916 1969.68 http://hoog.li/t?d=http%3A%2F%2Fartmuseum.bowdoin.edu%2FObj7498%3Fsid%3D12477%26x%3D282672%26port%3D1752
Today is July 2nd. On this date in 1863, during the height of the Battle of Gettysburg, Union colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (a professor from Bowdoin College, Maine), saved the far left of the Union line by ordering his men to do a bayonet charge that finally broke the Confederate assault. Let it never be said that teachers don't make history.