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Joshua Chamberlain (September 8, 1828 - February 24, 1914), American college Professor from the State of Maine who volunteered during the Civil War to join the Union Army, reaching the rank of Brigadier General. For his gallantry at Gettysburg, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.


John Calhoun Chamberlain, Civil War chaplain for the 11th Maine and brother to Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, famous for leading the bayonet charge defense of Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA, in July of 1863. Died at 29 after surviving the war.


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.


General Joshua Chamberlain, hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor, professor of rhetoric, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College.