Brunswick’s statue of Joshua Chamberlain was the centerpiece for a ceremony organized by the Pejepscot Historical Society to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Before a crowd of people encircling the statue and a military honor guard, PHS executive director Jennifer Blanchard delivered remarks, and Maine’s first lady Ann LePage read The Gettysburg Address. Veterans in attendance also read the names of 61 soldiers and sailors from the Brunswick area killed during the Civil War. The crowd was then led through a rendition of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” John Cross ’76 writes of Bowdoin at Gettysburg in his latest “Whispering Pines” column. Read about Bowdoin’s 2013 Alumni College, “The Afterlife of the American Civil War,”offering participants the opportunity to engage with the history and culture of the Civil War era through a study of the people and places that helped shape it.
Slideshow: Commemorating 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg
July 3, 2013 By Leave a Comment