Civil War Figures: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
by findingDulcinea Staff
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain dedicated his life to two institutions: Bowdoin College and the Union Army of the Civil War. Born and raised in a town called Brewer, Maine, he went on to attend college at Bowdoin, in a tiny town off the Maine coast.
Chamberlain has become an increasingly alluring figure to historians, authors and filmmakers in the last few decades. You can read more about his life and career in the book “Joshua Chamberlain: A Hero's Life and Legacy” by John J. Pullen and “The Killer Angels: A Novel of the Civil War” by Michael Shaara.
Chamberlain is also a featured character, played by Jeff Daniels, in the film “Gettysburg,” made in 1993.