Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted "On The Spot"

Joshua L. Chamberlain Promoted "On The Spot" (HM1HYD)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23805
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 12.364', W 77° 22.898'

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In this vicinity on 18 June 1864 Col. Joshua L. Chamberlain received a near-fatal wound while leading a Union brigade in a charge against Confederate works defending Petersburg. Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant promoted him to Brig. Gen. of Vols. "on the spot" for "gallant conduct." Chamberlain returned to duty in November and was wounded again in March 1865. On 12 April at Appomattox he commanded the ceremony at which the Army of Northern Virginia formally surrendered its arms. He was governor of Maine from 1867 to 1871 and received the Medal of Honor in 1893.
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
Marker NumberQA 33
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 288648 N 4120389
Decimal Degrees37.20606667, -77.38163333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.364', W 77° 22.898'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 21.84" N, 77° 22' 53.88" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 225-263 E South Blvd, Petersburg VA 23805, US
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