Medal of Honor Belonging To Civil War General Joshua Chamberlain Is Discovered Hidden In Old Book At CHURCH SALE

” The medal of honor presented to Joshua Chamberlain for his role in the Battle of Gettysburg has been returned to the Civil War General’s hometown after being found at a church sale. “

Civil War find: General Chamberlain's Medal of Honor has been returned to a museum devoted to him

” The medal, awarded in 1893, three decades after the historic battle, was returned to the Brunswick museum housed in the General’s former home by an anonymous person who found it in a book. “

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” Its return is timely, arriving back in Maine in time for the 150th anniversary of the famous civil war battle.

After being examined by experts from the Smithsonian and the Army, it was revealed as the General’s medal, which had been presented to him by President Grover Cleveland for ‘distinguished gallantry’.

Chamberlain fought in at least 24 battles during the Civil War, was wounded six times and had six horse shot from under him.

He is best remembered for the battle of Little Round Top, on the second day of Gettysburg, when he helped Union forces hold off a rebel attack.