AMERICAN CIVIL WAR FACTS

General Chamberlain Facts

General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Civil War uniform
General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Introduction - General Chamberlain

In July of 1863, on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg during the American Civil War, the Union Army rushed into defensive positions south of the town of Gettysburg. At the extreme left of their line, with the responsibility of protecting the Union's left flank, they placed General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain who was in command of the 20th Maine regiment. At the end of the day there was no doubt they had placed the right man in the right place at the right time. Chamberlain and his men would hold their crucial defensive position fighting off numerous Confederate attacks; saving the battle, and perhaps the war for the Union forces.

On this page you will find lists of interesting facts about General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain written so that both adults and kids will understand why he is considered one of the greatest Generals of the American Civil War. You will see in this short biography how he evolved from a college professor with no military background to a famous general.

Basic Facts about General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Gettysburg Facts