Thursday, July 16, 2009

Reed: Joshua Chamberlain

From a profile of Chamberlain in the war
He then took part in the Appomattox Campaign. Given a brigade command, Chamberlain continued to act with courage and resolve. On March 29, 1865, his brigade participated in a major skirmish at Lewis' Farm (Quaker Road) during Grant's final advance. Despite losses, another wound in the left arm and chest, and nearly being captured, he was successful and brevetted to the rank of major general by President Abraham Lincoln.

From Chamberlain's book "The Passing of the Armies"
Segment about fight at Lewis Farm

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