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Book Talk with Brian F. Swartz–Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War

August 5, 2021 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Follow Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s swift transition from college professor and family man to regimental and brigade commander as he honed his fighting skills at Shepherdstown and Fredericksburg. Praised by his Gettysburg peers for leading the 20th Maine Infantry’s successful defense of Little Round Top—an action that would eventually earn him Civil War immortality—Chamberlain experienced his most intense combat after arriving at Petersburg.

Raised on Chamberlain Street in Brewer, Maine, Brian F. Swartz has worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, and photographer for 34 years and has published several books. He writes the Maine at War blog post, published weekly at www.maineatwar.bangordailynews.com, and lives with his wife, Susan, and their cat Getty (short for “Gettysburg”) in Hampden, Maine.