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Civil War hero's lost Medal of Honor found in book

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 09/14/2013 @ 10:31 pm In Diversions | No Comments

(Military.com) The long-lost Medal of Honor belonging to the “Lion of Little Round Top” has been found.

The Medal awarded to then-Colonel (and later Maj. Gen.) Joshua L. Chamberlain for his “distinguished gallantry” in leading the 20th Maine volunteers on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg came by mail to the Pejepscot Historical Society in Maine in July from a donor who wished to remain anonymous.

Historians from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Army have since verified the authenticity of the medal.


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