Joshua Chamberlain - Quotes

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The power of noble deeds is to be preserved and passed on to the future. ---->>>

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg. ---->>>

I long to be in the Field again, doing my part to keep the old flag up, with all its stars. ---->>>

But the cause for which we fought was higher; our thought wider... That thought was our power. ---->>>

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.

But we can hold our spirits and our bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be, whenever and wherever the hour strikes and calls to noble action.

This is the great reward of service, to live, far out and on, in the life of others; this is the mystery of Christ, - to give life's best for such high sake that it shall be found again unto life eternal. ---->>>

My officers and men understood wishes so well that this movement was executed under fire, the right wing keeping up fire, without giving the enemy any occasion to seize or even to suspect their advantage. ---->>>

I never could be a partisan leader - a man of one idea. ---->>>

We pass now quickly from each other's sight; but I know full well that where beyond these passing scenes you shall be, there will be Heaven. ---->>>

We know not of the future and cannot plan for it much. ---->>>

Let me say no danger and no hardship ever makes me wish to get back to that college life again. ---->>>

We have to go in places no body would ever think of going into were it not for the necessities of war. ---->>>

Mounting a large rock, I was able to see a considerable body of the enemy moving by the flank in rear of their line engaged, and passing from the direction of the foot of Great Round Top through the valley toward the front of my left. ---->>>

Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and foot-sore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed. ---->>>

The word was enough. It ran like fire along the line, from man to man, and rose into a shout, with which they sprang forward upon the enemy, now not 30 yards away. ---->>>

We fought no better, perhaps, than they. We exhibited, perhaps, no higher individual qualities. ---->>>

I do not pretend to write much of a letter. You know under what circumstances I am writing. ---->>>

Just after writing those we were called up to defend a new position on the left, where the terrible storming of the bridge over the Antietam took place. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: September 8, 1828
Birthplace:
Die: 02-24, 1914
Occupation: Soldier
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Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (born Lawrence Joshua Chamberlain, September 8, 1828 – February 24, 1914) was 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) (wikipedia)