Colonel Joshua Chamberlain: Gettysburg

submitted by Jared Taylor

 

 

Please enjoy this inspiring message as we remember the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and our Nation's Independence.  In the movie "Gettysburg," Colonel Joshua Chamberlain delivers one of the great speeches in Hollywood history.  In real life, his leadership in battle was even better.

See also In the Hands of Providence: Joshua Chamberlain & the American Civil War by Alice Rains Trulock

"This remarkable biography traces the life and times of Joshua L. Chamberlain, the professor-turned-soldier who led the Twentieth Maine Regiment to glory at Gettysburg, earned a battlefield promotion to brigadier general from Ulysses S. Grant at Petersburg, and was wounded six times during the course of the Civil War.  Chosen to accept the formal Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Chamberlain endeared himself to succeeding generations with his unforgettable salutation of Robert E. Lee's vanquished army.  After the war, he went on to serve four terms as governor of his home state of Maine and later became president of Bowdoin College.  He wrote prolifically about the war, including The Passing of the Armies, a classic account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac."