Chamberlian Re-Visited:

A while back I wrote a post about Joshua Chamberlian of the 20th Main and his July 2, 1863 defensive stand and the end of the Union line. I had an opportunity a couple of days ago to learn more about his heroic stand and to read some words he penned about the Gettysburg battle field. I’m sure that when he awoke that morning of July 2nd he didn’t think that men and women would be reading about him and what he did that day 160 years later.

In great deeds something abides. on great fields something stays. Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger… And reverent men and women from afar, and generations that…we know not of…[are]…drawn to see where…great things were suffered and done for them…” (Maj. Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Gettysburg, October 3, 1889)

What does your day hold for you? Has there been a turning-point day in your life that has affected many?


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