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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Military order of the Loyal Legion of the United States: headquarters Commandery of the State of Maine. (search)
lieve that Heaven ordained that the end of that epochmaking struggle should not be characterized by the sapless, dreary commonplace; for with pity, through four long years, she had looked down on those high-minded battling armies, and out of love for them both, saw to it that deeds of enduring color should flush the end. General Chamberlain's account of the surrender read at a reunion of his old brigade some years ago, is appended to The attack and defense of little Round Top, by Oliver Willcox Norton. After the surrender Chamberlain was assigned to the command of a division and with it occupied a long portion of the South Side Railroad for some time. He led the triumphal entry into Richmond and in the Grand Review in Washington. When the army was broken up he was assigned to another command; but active operations being over, he declined, and on the 24th of August, 1865, he repaired to his home for the surgical treatment and rest which his war-worn and war-torn frame requir