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The Grand Old Man of Maine : Selected Letters of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1865-1914.

Author: Jeremiah E Goulka
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2004.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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A selection of the post-war letters of Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914), the Gettysburg hero who became one of the most widely admired figures in 19th century America. After the war Chamberlain returned home to Maine where he was elected to three terms as governor, served as president of Bowdoin College, and became an influential chronicler of the Army of the Potomac. These letters, arranged  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremiah E Goulka
ISBN: 9780807875858 0807875856 9780807828649 0807828645
OCLC Number: 794715317
Description: 1 online resource (384 pages).
Contents: Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Recommended Readings; Editorial Method; Bibliographical Abbreviations; Chapter 1. The Return of the Hero; Chapter 2. Governor of Maine; Chapter 3. President of Bowdoin; Chapter 4. New Fields; Chapter 5. Surveyor of Customs; Appendix: Undated Letters; Glossary: Terms, Abbreviations, Addresses, and Populations; A; C; D; E; F; G; I; L; M; O; P; S; T; U; W; Y; Political Leaders: U.S. Presidents and Maine Governors and Congressional Delegations, 1865-1914; Dramatis Personae; First-Name, Nickname, and Household Staff Register.
Series Title: Civil War America.

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A collection of letters from the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and the commanding officer of the troops who accepted the Confederates' surrender at Appomattox. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's  Read more...

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