Presented by Pamplin Historical Park
Pamplin Historical Park is opening a special exhibit about Union General Joshua L. Chamberlain, who was severely wounded during the Second Battle of Petersburg, but lived 50 more years. He was the last Civil War general to die of his wounds. He served as governor of his home state of Maine, and he was a distinguished professor and president of Bowdoin College, where he studied Ancient Greek and Latin, graduating in 1852. This special exhibit is included with the regular admission to the park. The exhibit opens on June 18, the date on which General Chamberlain was wounded in Petersburg.