"Jeremiah Goulka should be commended for his work in bringing together Chamberlain's postwar correspondence. His words serve as a reminder that the experience of war remained with the veterans long afer the guns fell silent."
Civil War History
"Goulka deserves thanks . . . for giving us a deeper understanding of a genuine American hero."
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A selection of the post-war letters of Union General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914), the college professor who became a Civil War hero and one of its most widely admired figures. After the war Chamberlain returned home to Maine where he was elected to three terms as governor, served as president of Bowdoin College, and became an infliuential chronicler of the Army of the Potomac. These letters, arranged chronologically, shed light on Chamberlain's varied career and illuminate his views on military history, politics, and education.