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Joshua Chamberlain
  • Name: Joshua Chamberlain
  • Born: 09/08/1828
  • Died: 02/24/1914 (85 years old)
  • Profession: Educator, Soldier

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828? February 24, 1914) was an American college professor from Maine who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is best known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Following the war, he served as Governor of Maine, and the President of Bowdoin College.

Birth Name: Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain

Awards: Medal of Honor

School: Bowdoin College

Alias: “Lion of the Round Top”, “Bloody Chamberlain”

Birth Place: Brewer, Maine

Death Place: Portland, Maine

Source: Wikipedia

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