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The Civil War, Day by Day

Chamberlain's Charge (detail)

Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

A year before the battle of Gettysburg, he had been a professor of rhetoric and modern languages at Bowdoin College. Several of Chamberlain’s ancestors had fought in the American Revolution, and his father had wanted young Lawrence (as the family called him) to pursue a military career.

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