Name CHAMBERLAIN, Joshua Lawrence
Born September 8 1828, Brewer ME
Died February 24 1914, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession College professor
War Service August 1862 Lt. Col. of 20th Maine, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Col., Gettysburg (w) - Medal of Honor, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, promoted in the field to Brig. Gen. of Volunteers by Gen. Grant in June 1864, Petersburg (w), Five Forks, accepted the formal surrender of the ANV.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 29 1865.
Post War Career Governor, college president, businessman, author.
Notes Led the critical bayonet charge on the Union left on Little Round Top.
On the Internet
Chamberlain Biography <>
Further reading
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence Through blood & fire at Gettysburg : General Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Gettysburg PA, Stan Clark Military Books, 1994
Trulock, Alice Rains In the hands of Providence : Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1992
Wallace, Willard M Soul of the lion : a biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain New York, T. Nelson, 1960

M A J O R   G E N E R A L
Joshua (and Fannie) Chamberlain in the 21st Century:

Faye and Ted Chamberlain are natives of opposite coasts of the United States, Faye from Eastern Pennsylvania and Ted from Western Oregon. However, only one year into their marriage in Maryland, in 1967, they fell in love with the Midwest and have made Michigan their home for most of their 46 years of life together. They received their bachelors degrees in Maryland (while Ted was serving in the military at Walter Reed Army Medical Center), their masters degrees (Ted has two, Faye one.) in Michigan and California, and Ted completed his doctoral studies at the School of Theology at Claremont, California. Both have been university professors and, more recently, business people. Faye is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, while Ted is both a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. For almost fifteen years, Ted has indulged his lifetime love of American history by portraying his cousin, Civil War hero General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (His career has closely followed that of his illustrious cousin: clergyman, professor, and businessman.). Faye has recently joined him with her portrayal of the general's wife, Francis (Fannie) Caroline Adams. When not traveling to Civil War venues they spend their time in Berrien County, Michigan, where Faye serves on the board of the Twin Cities Organ Concert Series and Ted has, for many years, been a member and officer of the board of the Berrien County Historical Association. They live in Saint Joseph, Michigan.