The Civil War, Day by Day

General Joshua L. Chamberlain


General Joshua L. Chamberlain

Chamberlain suffered only two cracked ribs and a bruised arm; he continued to lead his troops in several more fights during the next eleven days until the surrender at Appomattox. The impact of the bullet, though, had temporarily stunned him to a deathlike pallor, and for the second time several newspapers reported his death. Mark Twain once had the “pleasure” of reading his own obituary. Chamberlain went one better; he read his own obituary twice. Grant selected Chamberlain to receive the Army of Northern Virginia’s formal surrender of the colors at Appomattox. That was a great honor; but it is for Little Round Top that Chamberlain is mainly remembered, and for which he won the Congressional Medal of Honor.




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