Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, The Citizen-Soldier

By Victor A. Walsh

There can be no home without a country, and no life without honor.
~ Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 1867

Granite monument at Gettysburg dedicated to the 20th Maine Regiment, Thomas Conroy

At dawn from the observation tower, the mist hovers over the farm fields of Gettysburg National Military Park like wisps of smoke from a thousand campfires.

There are few visitors in the park: no caravans of cars, no crowds, only the haunting silence of this hallowed ground. The statues of generals, officers,...

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