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Do not grieve too much for me.  We shall all soon meet.

J.L. Chamberlain to his wife ~ June, 1864

In His Own Words

After the war Chamberlain was very much in demand as both a writer and an orator.  Not surprising for a professor of modern languages and rhetoric.  This page is dedicated, as the title implies, to Chamberlain's thoughts and feelings on his experiences, all in his own words.

But we can hold our spirits and bodies so pure and high, we may cherish such thoughts and such ideals, and dream such dreams of lofty purpose, that we can determine and know what manner of men we will be whenever and wherever the hour strikes that calls to noble action....

Dedication of 20th Maine Monuments ~ published 1889

In great deeds something abides.  On great fields something stays.  Forms change and pass; bodies disappear; but spirits linger, to consecrate ground for the vision-place of souls.

Address "The State, The Nation, and The People"

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