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Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Bronze

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Other sculptures depicting Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Joshua Lawrence Chamverlain
in marble

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
in pecanwood

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Little Round Top
in pecan wood

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Little Round Top
in Bronze

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Desktop Sculpture
of Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

This sculpture of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain depicts him as he was in 1863 at Gettysburg, a Colonel.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was a professor at Bowdoin College in Maine at the outbreak of the Civil War, and enlisted in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry where he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel.

Although he was inexperienced as a military man, he learned quickly and became a solid infantry commander. July 1863 found the 20th at the Battle of Gettysburg - on the extreme left of the Union line, on a rocky hill named Little Round Top.

The regiment staved off several assaults by Confederate troops determined to drive them off the hill and "roll up" the Yankee line. Faced with another assault, and virtually out of ammunition, Chamberlain ordered his men to fix bayonets. As the Southerners began what was to be their final charge Chamberlain ordered the 20th to charge down the hill in a gate-like fashion and swept the Rebels from that part of the field.

The courage of the 20th Maine and the leadership of Colonel Chamberlain prevented the destruction of the Union line and played a pivotal role in the success of the Federal Army in this great battle.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlan served with distinction throughout the Civil War, and was so severely wounded at Petersburg that his obituary appeared in the newspaper. He not only survived his terrible wounds, but returned to active service with his regiment and was promoted to General.

He continued on to the end of the War despite constant pain from his wound, and played an important role at the surrender of General Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox.

Following the War, Chamberlain returned to teaching at Bowdoin College where he eventually taught every subject except mathematics. He later became President of the college.

Chamberlain was also active in politics, and became Governor of Maine in 1867. He continued his political work , as well as his involvement with Bowdoin College, until his death in 1914 from complications to the wound he had received nearly 50 years before.

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain


The piece was cast in three mediums, cold cast Bronze, pecanwood and also in White Marble. The Base is available in either Granite or Black Marble and bears a brass nameplate and the Corps insignia of the 20th Maine.

Dimensions of the piece are 10" high X 4 1/2 " wide X 3 1/2" deep.

Edition in Cold Cast Bronze on Black Marble - $170.

Edition in Cold Cast Bronze on Granite - $ 210

White Marble on Black Marble - $95.00

White Marble on Gray Granite - $140.00.

Pecanwood on Black Marble - $95.00

Pecanwood on Gray Granite - $140.00.

Other pieces from the CIVIL WAR series

(click image to view details and images of the sculpture)

Irish Brigade Monument sculpture
Irish Brigade Monument
in Bronze & bonded pecanwood

Robert E. Lee sculpture
General Robert E. Lee in bronze and White Marble; Relief in Bronze, Marble and Pecanwood

Civil War Desktop Pieces
Chamberlain, Lee, Lincoln, Longstreet, Jackson

Woodcarvings on Civil War subjects

of John Rogers

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain sculpture
Fascinating views of the Little Roundtop figure in progress, taking the sculpture from clay maquette to finished work