An 8-1/2" x 13" certificate for a Civil War pension for Rachael Davis, the widow of James Davis in Bangor, Maine, a private in Co. Signed by Joshua Chamberlain, then Governor of Maine, noted Civil War Soldier and Medal of Honor winner. (September 8, 1828 February 24, 1914) An American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army. He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general).
He is best known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. Chamberlain was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 and fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg. He became commander of the regiment in June 1863. On July 2, during the Battle of Gettysburg, Chamberlain's regiment occupied the extreme left of the Union lines at Little Round Top. Chamberlain's men withstood repeated assaults from the 15th Regiment Alabama Infantry and finally drove the Confederates away with a downhill bayonet charge.Chamberlain was severely wounded while commanding a brigade during the Second Battle of Petersburg in June 1864, and was given what was intended to be a death bed promotion to brigadier general. In April 1865, he fought at the Battle of Five Forks and was given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee's Army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. After the war, he entered politics as a Republican and served four one-year terms of office as the 32nd Governor of Maine.
He served on the faculty, and as president, of his alma mater, Bowdoin College. He died in 1914 at age 85 due to complications from the wound that he received at Petersburg. The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with 20th Maine Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position on the Great Round Top.And it will take you to our store where covers are broken down by category. Please see our " m e" above for more information about us and check out our. GUARANTEED TO BE OLD & ORIGINAL & GENUINE. P L E A S E W A I T F O R U S T O C O M B I N E A L L P U R C H A S E S I N B I L L IN G. The item "Joshua Chamberlain Signed 1867 Document, Civil War Gettysburg Medal of Honor" is in sale since Saturday, May 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Stamps\United States\Covers\Postal History". The seller is "covercrazy2" and is located in Rindge, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.