Civil War Artwork
*COL.JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN~ +the 20th Maine. Gettysburg-July1,1863.By vocation he was a professor,not a soldier. Col.Chamberlain had volunteered for the army,however+he was a natural leader.He+his regiment-the 20th Maine Infantry-had endured a bloody baptism of fire at Fredericksburg&Gettysbury they defended a crucial sector of the Union line.“hold at all hazards,”they were commanded+they did.
Union; 18th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry wearing the full French Chasseur uniform .French Chasseur uniforms (10,000 sets were bought by the U.S. government) were issued to 3 regiments and possibly several others later on. Although well made many of the uniforms were too small for the whole lot to be issued. Most were returned to storage by the units , however some parts like the fatigue jackets and accoutrements were kept and used as late as the Gettysburg campaign.