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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ten Thousand People Take Part In Re-Enactment Of Battle Of Gettysburg

 

 

 

” Re-enactors fire the opening volley, starting the commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most violent of the American Civil War.

More than 160,000 men fought at Gettysburg from July 1-3, 1863. Around 8,000 Union and Confederacy soldiers lost their lives over the three days as they fought in and around the Pennsylvania town, with tens of thousands wounded.

The battle is often described as the turning point of the war, when the Union ended Confederate Gen Robert E Lee’s invasion of the north.

Four months later, President Abraham Lincoln honoured the fallen at a cemetery in the town and delivered the Gettysburg Address, in which he redefined the purpose of the war.

While the Blue Gray Alliance re-enactment does not have the same number of soldiers involved as the original battle, everything else is being made as authentic as possible.”