Chamberlain Lion of Round Top, but what did he really do at Petersburg.

major bill

Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Forum Host
Aug 25, 2012
I am planning on going to the Ann Arbor Civil War Round Table on October 14th to see Joshua L. Chamberlain at Petersburg, June 18, 1864 given by Dennis Rasback. What did Chamberlain do at Petersburg? Should I study up on the subject before I go? Any thoughts on Rashack's book and if it is a myth?

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Kurt G

Sergeant Major
May 23, 2018
Also should I buy the book?
The book gets 41/2 out of 5 in reviews on Amazon. It seems like Chamberlain's post war memory was faulty . A few years ago the sign marking his wounding site at Petersburg was relocated nearly a mile away . His account apparently was recorded a few decades after the event and it is generally accepted that his memory was faulty about the attack .