My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Joshua L. Chamberlain

Every time I go to Brunswick, Maine, I pass by the cemetery where Joshua Chamberlain is buried. Although I have been by it many times, it was during my recent visit I finally stopped to see his burial site, his home and the campus of Bowdoin College, where he worked as professor and president. Joshua wore many hats, including that of Civil War hero and Governor of Maine.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
Born: September 8, 1828
Brewer, Penobscot Co., Maine

Died:  February 24, 1914
Portland, Cumberland Co., Maine

Buried at Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, Maine
My husband and his uncle at the grave site.
Photos of Bowdoin College campus, the town and Freeport, see Here.
Photos of his house will be posted on Thursday.


Cotton Boll Conspiracy said...

Another interesting Civil War grave marker in Maine belongs to an unknown Confederate soldier buried in Gray. I've visited the site and, apparently, his body was mistakenly shipped north after he was killed at the Battle of Cedar Mountain in Virginia in 1862, rather than that of an individual from the town who had died from wounds suffered in the same battle.

This was realized when the parents of Gray soldier opened the coffin after it arrived and noticed the body inside was wearing gray, not blue. However, there was no identification, so the people of the town didn't know where to send the body.

Apparently, the people of Gray have gone out of their way to make sure his grave has been maintained over the years.

Barbara Poole said...

Your response was quite interesting. I've been to Gray, and it's nice to know the residents are so considerate. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have been there too, his lot is well taken care of. It is a lovely Cemetery.