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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the Petersburg Campaign

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His Supposed Charge from Fort Hell, his Near-Mortal Wound, and a Civil War Myth Reconsidered

Dennis A. Rasbach

Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
Price: 29.95
ISBN: 978-1-61121-306-5
eBook: 978-1-61121-307-2
On Sale: Fall 2016

6x9, 35 images and 33 maps

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain earned the sobriquet "Lion of the Round Top" for his tactical brilliance leading his 20th Maine Infantry on the rocky wooded slopes of Little Round Top at Gettysburg on the evening of July 2, 1863. Promoted to brigade command, he was presumed mortally wounded during an assault at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, and bestowed a rare "on the spot" battlefield promotion to brigadier general. He survived, returned to the command in 1865, and participated in the surrender of Lee's veterans at Appomattox. Read More...



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About the Author

Dennis A. Rasbach

Dennis A. Rasbach, MD, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. As a busy practicing surgeon, he is an unlikely author of a micro history of the Civil War experience at the Front of Petersburg on June 18, 1864. Read More...


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