Tag Archives: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Ellis Spear 1913 does not jibe 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”

By Brian Swartz 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 … 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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Joshua L. Chamberlain and the Covid

By Brian Swartz When researching Joshua L. Chamberlain, a Civil War historian need not play a 21st-century Sherlock Holmes sleuthing through dark alleys and microscopic evidence to find those rare clues about the man. Writing copiously during and after the … Continue reading

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Now Available: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War

The latest biography in the Emerging Civil War Series is now out: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz. Brian is the author of the Maine at War blog, an ECW partner. This … Continue reading

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Exploring Gettysburg with Sue Boardman (part three)

part three in a series When Licensed Battlefield Guide Sue Boardman and I explored Gettysburg recently, we had warm temperatures but gusty breezes. We wanted to stop on Little Round Top so Sue could talk about the pending rehabilitation project … Continue reading

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Joshua Chamberlain stares down the 1880 Maine rebellion (part two of two)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to feature the work of our friend, Maine at War author Brian Swartz. Part two of two. In early 1880, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain faced a political crisis in his home state of Maine, where a … Continue reading

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Joshua Chamberlain stares down the 1880 Maine rebellion (part one of two)

Emerging Civil War is pleased to feature the work of our friend, Maine at War author Brian Swartz. Part one of two. When a political crisis roiled Maine in early 1880, Joshua L. Chamberlain answered the call to duty and … Continue reading

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ECWS Sneak Peak: JLC in the Civil War

Here’s a sneak peek at an upcoming title in the Emerging Civil War Series: Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War by Brian Swartz, with a foreword by Thomas Desjardin.

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