In the Hands of Providence by Alice Rains Trulock
Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War

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This remarkable biography traces the life and times of Joshua L. Chamberlain, the professor-turned-soldier who led the Twentieth Maine Regiment to glory at Gettysburg, earned a battlefield promotion to brigadier general from Ulysses S. Grant at Petersburg, and was wounded six times during the course of the Civil War. Chosen to accept the formal Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Chamberlain endeared himself to succeeding generations with his unforgettable salutation of Robert E. Lee's vanquished army. After the war, he went on to serve four terms as governor of his home state of Maine and later became president of Bowdoin College. He wrote prolifically about the war, including The Passing of the Armies, a classic account of the final campaign of the Army of the Potomac.

About Alice Rains Trulock

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The late Alice Rains Trulock was a retired personnel manager and politician in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Published June 22, 1992 by The University of North Carolina Press. 591 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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