About Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
The Chamberlain Project’s name is a reference to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, who exemplified the spirit of the Retiring Officer Teaching Fellowship.
A professor at Bowdoin College, he was also a Union officer in the Civil War, reaching the rank of Brevet Major General.
His service and leadership of the 20th Maine Regiment in the Battle of Gettysburg earned him a Medal of Honor. After the war he went on to serve as Governor of Maine for four years, and subsequently returned to Bowdoin College, where he served as president of the College for over a decade.
His commitment to service and teaching characterized both his military and academic careers.