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    Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain Carte de Visite. 2.5" x 4". The impressively mustachioed Chamberlain is featured wearing a dark coat, waistcoat, and tie in a chest up portrait while serving as the thirty-second governor of Maine, circa 1867-1871. Wm. Pierce backstamp. Lightly foxed. The notation below the image is not in his hand.

    Colonel Chamberlain (1828-1914) and his 20th Maine Volunteers successfully defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg against a sustained and organized Confederate assault, earning him the Medal of Honor, the adoration of the Northern public, and the grudging respect of his foes. Twice wounded in later battles, Chamberlain, a major general at the end of the war, presided over the surrender ceremony on April 12, 1865, at Appomattox Courthouse. During the ceremony, his Union troops saluted the Southern troops, a controversial gesture. Nevertheless, his wartime popularity propelled him to four terms as Maine's governor.


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    December, 2014
    12th Friday
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