Tag Archives: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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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Maine at War: February 2020

Here’s what our friend Brian Swartz was up to in January at his blog, Maine at War: February 5, 2020: Joshua Chamberlain goes on a strange tramp After the army settles into its winter camps in Stafford County in late … Continue reading

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Recent Book Begins to Trace the Path of Maine at War

by ECW Correspondent Meghan Hall Over the course of several years, Brian Swartz’s research led him to realize that his home state of Maine had been underappreciated in larger narratives about the Civil War, despite the wealth of meticulous records … Continue reading

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“My Responsibility For These Men”: A Leadership Letter from Petersburg

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain has received criticism in recent decades for some of his writings which have been questioned for accuracy, purpose, and perspective. As a professor, educator, and gifted writer, Chamberlain seemed to seek a refuge in post-war writings – … Continue reading

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On To Appomattox…

As the days passed and the armies slogged forward in the days after the breakthrough at Petersburg, civilian and soldier alike sensed a coming end of the Army of Northern Virginia. Through the week, Union cavalry and infantry cut off … Continue reading

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Of Battles and Memories: A Union Officer’s Springtime Letter

March 20 marks the first day of spring. It’s a season often noted in Civil War soldier’s letters and journals since it’s when the winter camps broke up and the military prepared for the coming campaigns. They might not have … Continue reading

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Battlefield Markers & Monuments: Gettysburg vs. Petersburg

A veteran Union general reflected on battlefield landscapes, markers, and monuments several decades after the war during a visit to Petersburg, Virginia. There is a peculiar impressiveness about the forsaken. Some deep places in us are moved by a forlorn … Continue reading

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