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Civil War Lecture
The Disabled Lion of Union: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Civil War Disability, Sarah Handley-Cous
Apr 11  7pm

The Disabled Lion of Union: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Civil War Disability, Sarah Handley-Cousins, Ph.D.

Sarah Handley-Cousins will focus on Civil War veteran Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. Chamberlain was one of the Civil War’s most recognized figures, a military hero who went on to serve as governor of Maine. Disabled by a gunshot during the war, Chamberlain experienced significant pain, ill health, and limited mobility for the remainder of his life. Yet he hid his wound, effectively keeping it a secret. Using Chamberlain’s experience as a disabled veteran, Handley-Cousins will talk about how Civil War veterans grappled with disability.

Location
Chemung County Historical Society
415 E Water St
Elmira, NY 14901
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