Joshua Chamberlain Gettysburg MOH 11×14 Framed Photo Color Civil War ID-05799

Joshua Chamberlain Gettysburg MOH 11x14 Framed Photo Color Civil War ID-05799

Joshua Chamberlain Gettysburg MOH 11x14 Framed Photo Color Civil War ID-05799

In our store, we offer other images, sizes and framing options. Send us a message and we will be happy to accommodate your request. The photograph will be printed on Archival Photo Paper. Mounted on a backboard. Matted with a white 2 wide mat. Covered with non-glare glass. Framed in a Mahogany frame with a classic 1 1/2 bead on the inside edge. With matting and framing, your 11 x 14 image measures 18 x 21. We provide quality images with colors that are historically accurate. Our goal is for each image to look as if it had been taken today. How Do We Do It? We start by digitally removing the image of damage to create a “clean” image. How Do We Select The Colors? We scour documents for descriptions. We search museum collections for reference items. We seek advice from experts in their fields. Hand tinting images has been popular from the beginning of Photography. Color brings out previously unnoticed details. The Past Was Lived In Color – We Want To See It In Color. This is an original, period image from the Library of Congress, the National Archives or other quality sources. It has been restored and tinted by the internationally known color artist and author of “Restoring and Tinting Vintage Images”, David Richardson. This is a custom item that is being handcrafted for your order. Awarded Medal Of Honor for gallantry at Gettysburg. Colonel Joshua Chamberlain had to make a decision – fast. His commanding officer, Colonel Strong Vincent of the 3rd Brigade was dead. Vincent had ordered that the Union’s ground was to be held at all costs and not to retreat. Confederate John Bell Hood’s brigades were advancing up Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. Learning that his men’s ammunition was essentially gone, Chamberlain yelled, “Bayonet”, and lead the charge down the hill. The Union’s position was saved while capturing 101 of the Confederate soldiers. Years later, Chamberlain, the “Lion of Round Top” was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism on 2 July 1863, while serving with 20th Maine Infantry, in action at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, for daring heroism and great tenacity in holding his position on the Little Round Top against repeated assaults, and carrying the advance position on the Great Round Top. In all, college professor and future Governor of Maine, Joshua Chamberlain, served in 20 battles and numerous skirmishes, was cited for bravery four times, had six horses shot from under him, and was wounded six times. On April 9, 1865, Chamberlain was approached by Confederate General Gordon to arrange for General Lee to hear from General Grant as to the proposed surrender. The next day, Chamberlain was selected to preside over the parade of the Confederate infantry as part of their formal surrender at Appomattox Court House on April 12. Thus Chamberlain was responsible for one of the most poignant scenes of the American Civil War. As the Confederate soldiers marched down the road to surrender their arms and colors, Chamberlain, on his own initiative, ordered his men to come to attention and “carry arms” as a show of respect. Chamberlain described in his memoirs, The Passing of the Armies , what happened next. Gordon, at the head of the marching column, outdoes us in courtesy. He was riding with downcast eyes and more than pensive look; but at this clatter of arms he raises his eyes and instantly catching the significance, wheels his horse with that superb grace of which he is master, drops the point of his sword to his stirrup, gives a command, at which the great Confederate ensign following him is dipped and his decimated brigades, as they reach our right, respond to the’carry. All the while on our part not a sound of trumpet or drum, not a cheer, nor a word nor motion of man, but awful stillness as if it were the passing of the dead. Many years later, Gordon, in his own memoirs, called Chamberlain one of the knightliest soldiers of the Federal Army. Gordon never mentioned the anecdote until after he read Chamberlain’s account, more than 40 years later. The item “Joshua Chamberlain Gettysburg MOH 11×14 Framed Photo Color Civil War ID-05799″ is in sale since Friday, September 20, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Photographic Images\Vintage & Antique (Pre-1940)\Tintypes”. The seller is “historyincolor” and is located in Los Angeles, CA. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Original/Reprint: Reprint
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Date of Creation: Pre-1950
  • Photo Type: Negative
  • Subject: Military & Political
  • Color: Color
  • Framing: Matted & Framed
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: 18″ x 21″
  • Region of Origin: US
  • Country of Manufacture: United States


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