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Civil War
00000174-b11b-ddc3-a1fc-bfdbb1a20000The Schreiner University Department of History is honoring the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War with a series of short vignettes focusing on events from 1861 through 1865. The Civil War was the most destructive conflict in American history, but it was also one of our most defining moments as a people and as a nation. Let us know what you think about "This Week in the Civil War." E-mail your comments to Dr. John Huddleston at jhuddles@schreiner.edu.Airs: Weekdays at 5:19 a.m., 8:19 a.m., 4:19 p.m. on KTXI and 4:49 a.m., 9:29 p.m. on KSTX.

This Week in the Civil War - #1104

  Union general Joshua Chamberlain, the Maine college professor whose gallantry at Gettysburg earned the Congressional Medal of Honor, resigned from the postwar military and was elected as Maine’s governor to four, one year terms.  In 1871, he was appointed president of Bowdoin College and remained there until 1883, when he was forced to resign because of ill health.  He later practiced law in New York City and engaged in numerous business activities.  In 1898, he volunteered as an officer in the Spanish-American War but was rejected due to his advanced age.  In 1905, he became a founding member of the Maine Institution for the Blind.  Active in the Grand Army of the Republic, Joshua Chamberlain succumbed to his lingering Civil War wounds in 1914 at Portland, Maine, dying at age 85.