May I Quote You, General Chamberlain?: Observations & Utterances of the North's Great Generals (Paperback)
"I feel that it is a sacrifice for me to be here in one sense of the word; but I do not wish myself back by any means. I feel that I am where duty called me." -Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
A highly regarded scholar and religious man from Maine, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain relinquished a peaceful life as a college professor to follows heart and do his part for the Union cause. His scholarly mind and raining, as well as his faith, gave him the solid judgment and courage he needed to be a leader of men in battle.
In May I Quote You, General Chamberlain? excerpts from the general's speeches and writings offer insight into a Northern officer's perception of the Civil War. Through his faith, Chamberlain found peace and serenity; in battle, he exhibited courage and steadfastness; as a leader of men, he showed love and compassion; and in service to his country, he found purpose for his life.