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Joshua L Chamberlain Highway Marker Fund
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Ended Sep 13, 2014
The Joshua L. Chamberlain Highway Marker Fund is being created to raise funds for an approved cast-aluminum highway marker to be purchased and installed at the location where in the following passage, events of June 18, 1864 took place and the ...

The Joshua L. Chamberlain Highway Marker Fund is being created to raise funds for an approved cast-aluminum highway marker to be purchased and installed at the location where in the following passage, events of June 18, 1864 took place and the near fatal bullet wound Chamberlain received he endured for the next 50 years of his incredible life.

"Joshua L. Chamberlain—Promoted “on the spot”
In this vicinity on 18 June 1864 Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain received a near-fatal wound while leading a Union brigade in a charge against Confederate works defending Petersburg. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to Brig. Gen. of Vols. “on the spot” for “gallant conduct.” Chamberlain returned to duty in November and was wounded again in March 1865. On 12 April at Appomattox he commanded the ceremony at which the Army of Northern Virginia formally surrendered its arms. He was governor of Maine from 1867 to 1871 and received the Medal of Honor in 1893."

Cost for the marker is $1,630.00. It has been approved by the Virginia State Board of Historic Resources.

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