Tag Archives: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Maine at War August 2022 blog posts

In August 2022 my Maine at War blog examined topics ranging from a dentist who assumed new wartime vocations to a recent Strong Vincent biography and a particular company of nine-month soldiers who served well at Port Hudson. August 3, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Lion of Round Top: The Life and Military Service of Brigadier General Strong Vincent in the American Civil War by H.G. Myers

Reviewed by Jon-Erik Gilot While there were many personalities on or about Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg, none loom larger than the man whose majestic mustache is outdone only by his impressive ego. See…I didn’t even have … Continue reading

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The Origin of Joshua Chamberlain’s Mustache

ECW welcomes back guest author Evan Portman Every Civil War buff, young and old, recognizes the iconic mustache of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. It has become almost as legendary as the man himself. Chamberlain’s key role in The Killer Angels and … Continue reading

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Pap Greene, David Ireland, and Little Round Top

Every Gettysburg fan with even just a passing knowledge of the battle knows the story of Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine on Little Round Top. Those with a deeper understanding of the battle know that an equally … Continue reading

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On The March to Gettysburg with the 20th Maine

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s description of the 20th Maine Regiment’s march to Gettysburg in the night of July 1, 1863, reads like colorful, creative writing. Here’s the excerpt:

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The “Emerging Civil War Series” Series: Don’t Give an Inch

When it came to writing Don’t Give an Inch, I was very excited to put pen to paper but, at the same time, I’m not going to lie: I was a little bit nervous. We decided to break up the … Continue reading

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Ellis Spear 1913 does not jive with Ellis Spear 1863

ECW is pleased to welcome back Brian Swartz, author of the new ECW Series biography Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War Did Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain actually order his battered 20th Maine Infantry Regiment to … Continue reading

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Fallen Leaders: Joshua Chamberlain lost “the gleam of white light”

The Civil War killed Joshua L. Chamberlain on Tuesday, February 24, 1914, almost nine years after “the gleam of white light … shed upon my soul” flared into eternity. Since a Confederate bullet punched through his groin from right to … Continue reading

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Growing up a “Brewer boy” like Joshua L Chamberlain

ECW is pleased to welcome back Brian Swartz, author of the new Emerging Civil War Series bio Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War While growing up in Brewer, Maine, I learned in elementary school about … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War

Brian Swartz talks about his new ECWS biography Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War in this newest episode of the podcast. Listen for free here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/54260531 To learn more about Brian’s book, click here. 

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