Where to Learn More

Davis, William C. The Commanders of the Civil War. San Diego: Thunder Bay Press, 1999.

Marvel, William. Burnside. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1991.

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964.

Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals. New York: Knopf, 1952. Reprint, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1981.

Joshua L. Chamberlain

Born September 8, 1828 Brewer, Maine Died February 24, 1914 Brunswick, Maine

Union general Hero at the Battle of Gettysburg

Union general Hero at the Battle of Gettysburg

I oshua L. Chamberlain was one of the Union Army's great I heroes at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania in July 1863. His brave defense of the Union's vulnerable left flank saved the North from certain defeat in the clash. Chamberlain received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his valor at Gettysburg, and he went on to serve the Union with distinction for the remainder of the war.

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