TWO MEMORIAL TRIBUTES TO
JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN
The first is an excellent memorial tribute to Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, send to me just before the 87th anniversary of his death, which occurred on February 24, 1914.
The gentleman who sent it to me is Michael Nugent of Maine, who is also a volunteer guide at the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum in Brunswick, ME. Mike put this picture into the February 24, 2001 edition of the "Portland Press Herald". I thank him for sending me this wonderful memorial, and allowing me to use it on my site!
Please do not copy the image below, without permission from Mr. Nugent.
Please email him at the link above. Thanks!
Here is a rose for the General, in remembrance of this day.
The second tribute is from a gentleman named Glenn S., who was a member of the "Military History Online" message board. He sent this to me some time ago. It includes the text of Chamberlain's Medal of Honor citation, and the seldom-heard words of "Taps".
Thank you, Glenn!
The portrait of Chamberlain in his GAR uniform was generously sent by Maine artist Ken Hendricksen.
Please do not copy without express consent of the artist.
The photo is of Chamberlain's actual Medal of Honor. It rests now in a display case, at Bowdoin College's Hawthorne-Longfellow Memorial Library.
Please do not duplicate the photo, without my express permission.
MUSIC: Attributed to General Daniel Butterfield, 1862
"Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, from the hills,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.
Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, when the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.
Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.
Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, 'Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky.
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh."
Here is a nice closeup of a red Maltese Cross flower. A very appropriate flower to put on this memorial page.
Photo courtesy of David Williamson.
Do not use without his express written permission.
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DO NOT use any written material, or photographs, without first contacting me in writing. If you do not do this, be assured that legal action will be taken.
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