Gen. Joshua Chamberlain

Agency and/or Creator


Archives; Secretary of State

Document Type


Exact Creation Date


Broad Creation Date

July 1862

Streaming Media


In July of 1862, a Bowdoin College professor volunteers to fight in the Civil War. Admitting that he knows nothing about the Army, he says he is willing to learn. Less than a year later, leading the 20th Maine Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg, Professor, now Colonel, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain shows that he is a good student and has learned well.



Other Location

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania


Maine; Civil War; Battle of Gettysburg

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