Bowdoin Releases Chamberlain Memoir ‘Blessed Boyhood’

Blessed Boyhood: The ‘Early Memoir’ of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, edited by Richard Lindemann

Blessed Boyhood: The ‘Early Memoir’ of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, edited by Richard Lindemann

Bowdoin has just released a new publication, “Blessed Boyhood”: The ‘Early Memoir’ of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, in conjunction with this year’s Alumni College commemorating the Civil WarLaunched in an August 10 ceremony at the college’s Museum of Art, the book is now available for purchase at The Bowdoin Store.

“Chamberlain was encouraged in old age to write this early memoir of his life by a publisher,” said Director of Special Collections Richard Lindemann,“but the work has never seen its way into print in its entirety until now.”

Continue reading about Chamberlain’s newly published memoir here.

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