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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

  • Rank: Colonel (Highest Rank: Brevet Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    20th Maine Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: July 2, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
Daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position on the Great Round Top.
Medal of Honor Recipient Joshua L. Chamberlain
Medal of Honor Recipient Joshua L. Chamberlain
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Brunswick, Cumberland County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: August 11, 1893
  • Born: September 8, 1828, Brewer, Penobscot County, ME, United States
  • Died: February 24, 1914, Portland, ME, United States
  • Buried: Pine Grove Cemetery (MH) (A-4), Brunswick, ME, United States
  • Location of Medal: Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum (1896 design), Brunswick, ME ; Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College (1904 design), Brunswick, ME

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