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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Passing of the Armies: The Last Campaign of the Armies. 3 1 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: July 23, 1861., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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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 oy 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
It will doubtless interest our readers to peruse something more from the Northern papers, which are intensely excited in regard to privateering. The New York Herald gives the following list of vessels captured by the Sumter: The ship Golden Rocket was the one that was taken by the privateer, and after being ransacked and burned, her officers and crew were landed at Cienfuegos. She was commanded by Captain French, was 608 tons burthen, and was rated as A 1½. She was built at Brewer, Maine, in 1858, and belonged to Messrs. E. S. Dole & Co., Bangor. At the time of her capture she was on her way from Havana to Cienfuegos. The bark Louisa Kilham was bound to Falmouth from Cienfuegos, and was commanded by Capt. White. She is 463 tons burthen, is rated A 2, and is owned in Boston by C. R. Kilham & Co. She was built in 1851 at Bath, Maine. The bark West Wind, commanded by Capt. Bolger, was also bound to Falmouth from Cienfuegos. She was built at Westerly, Rhode Isla