Great Warrior Leaders/Thinkers



Recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, where he held the left flank of the Union line against a fierce attack.

March 1998

Prepared by Bibliography Branch
Air University Library
Maxwell AFB, AL


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Internet Resources

Chamberlain: A Brief Biography.

Pejebscot Historical Society: Joshua Chamberlain Information Area


Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence. The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac, Based Upon Personal Reminiscences of the Fifth Army Corps. Dayton, OH, Morningside Bookshop, 1982. 392 p.
See Biographical Note, pp iii-ix, and tribute to Chamberlain at beginning of volume.
Book call no.: 973.738 C443p

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence. Through Blood & Fire: Selected Civil War Papers of Major General Joshua Chamberlain. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996. 226 p.
Book call no.: 92 C4434c

Golay, Michael. To Gettysburg and Beyond: The Parallel Lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander. New York: Crown Publishers, 1994. 436 p.
Book call no.: 92 C4432ga

Perry, Mark. Conceived in Liberty: Joshua Chamberlain, William Oates, and the American Civil War. New York: Viking, 1997. 500 p.
Book call no.: 973.70922 P464c

Trulock, Alice Rains. In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1992. 569 p.
Book call no.: 92 C4434t

Wallace, Willard Mosher. Soul of the Lion: A Biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain. New York, T. Nelson, 1960. 357 p.
Book call no.: 92 C443w

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue: Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1964. 679 p.
See pages 76-77.
Book call no.: R 923.573 W281ga


Hillyard, Fred J. Leadership as a Force Multiplier: The Joshua L. Chamberlain Example. Carlisle Barracks, PA, May 1983. 29 p. (Army War College, U.S.)
Doc. call no.: M-U 39080-4 H655L

Latham, George A., III.. Fact or Fiction? Colonel Joshua L. Chamberlain at Gettysburg as Depicted in Michael Shaara's The Killer Angels. Ft. Leavenworth, KS, 1991. 138 p. (U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. Thesis.)
Doc. call no.: M-U 42022 L352f


Holzer, Harold. Forgotten Hero of Gettysburg. American History Illustrated 28: 48-49 Nov-Dec '93

O'Brien, Kevin. College Professor with Strong Convictions Became Maine's Greatest Hero of the American Civil War. Military History 13:10+ Aug '96

Rose, Gideon. The Victor. MHQ: Military History Quarterly 5:62-68 Summer '93

Ward, Geoffrey C. Hero of the 20th. American Heritage 43:14+ Nov '92

Wittenburg, Eric J. The Fighting Professor: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Civil War 10: 8-14 Jul-Aug '92

Zinsser, William Knowlton. Mercy at Appomattox. Travel-Holiday 175: 88-94+ Oct '92

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