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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies., Biographical note. (search)
Biographical note. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who won distinction both as a soldier and as a citizen, for the State of Maine, and for the whole country, was born in Brewer, Maine, September 8, 1828. His parental lineage is traced back to England, but on the mother's side he is descended from Jean Dupuis, who came, in 1685, with other Huguenots, from La Rochelle to Boston. Young Chamberlain was brought up in the country district of Brewer. As Greek was not included in the curriculum o
y of the Hebrew, Syriac, and Arabic languages.
He earned an ample income for his sojourn in the seminary by teaching classes of young ladies the German language and Literature, while he also served as Supervisor of Schools in his native town of Brewer.
He continued his interest in Sunday-school work, helping to maintain a flourishing school some three miles from Bangor.
In 1856, as a result of his Master's oration on Law and liberty, he was appointed instructor in Bowdoin in Natural and R
The Daily Dispatch: July 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Fatal accident. (search)