The Passing of the Armies - The Last Campaign of the Armies
Reprint 1994 of 1915 first edition with additional material. Fine condition. Dust jacket condition fine. 402 pages plus 14 page trbute to the author Joshua Chamberlain from the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States.
"An unlikely hero to the Army of the Potomac, college professor Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain led the 20th Maine Division in all the fiercest battles of the Eastern theatre, winning the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership at Gettysburg. A brilliant, insightful, must-read for all Civil War buffs. Introduction by James McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom. Period artwork, photos, and engravings.JHe was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions at the battle of Gettysburg, where he commanded the 20th Maine. A professor at Bowdoin College, Chamberlain volunteered for service in the Union army in 1862 but declined the colonelcy of a regiment, "preferring to start a little lower and learn the business first." Chamberlain also took part in many other important battles, including Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Petersburg, during which he received his fourth serious wound of the war. He later took part in the Appomattox Campaign, and commanded the troops that formally accepted the surrender of the Confederate army. Following his military service, he served as governor of Maine and president of Bowdoin College."
- : 9781879664180
- : Stan Clark Military Books
- : 0.825538
- : November 1995
- : 1.25 Inches X 6.35 Inches X 9.4 Inches
- : books
- : Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain; John Peterson (Introduction by)
- : Hardback
- : 402