Great video from the movie Gettysburg. It gives good insight into the mindset of the citizen soldier led by a citizen officer who would prove more than competent on Little Round Top.
Medal of Honor Belonging To Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain Is Discovered Hidden In Old Book At CHURCH SALE
” The medal of honor presented to Joshua Chamberlain for his role in the Battle of Gettysburg has been returned to the Civil War General’s hometown after being found at a church sale. “
” The medal, awarded in 1893, three decades after the historic battle, was returned to the Brunswick museum housed in the General’s former home by an anonymous person who found it in a book. “
” Its return is timely, arriving back in Maine in time for the 150th anniversary of the famous civil war battle.
After being examined by experts from the Smithsonian and the Army, it was revealed as the General’s medal, which had been presented to him by President Grover Cleveland for ‘distinguished gallantry’.
Chamberlain fought in at least 24 battles during…
View original post 50 more words