Chamberlain’s Original Medal of Honor Comes Home to Brunswick

PHS Chamberlain Medal of Honor

The original Medal of Honor awarded to Civil War general Joshua Chamberlain was donated to the Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick.


The George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives at Bowdoin has long held and displayed Joshua Chamberlain’s Medal of Honor. But now, another medal — the original honor bestowed upon Chamberlain — has shown up at the Pejepscot Historical Society, which owns and operates the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum just across Maine Street from the College. Read about this major artifact of Maine history given by a donor who wishes to remain anonymous.

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