Part of the USA Today Network

Joshua Chamberlain memorial in Brewer, Maine

I was in several places in Maine this week on business. By chance, I happened by the Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain memorial in his hometown of Brewer, Maine (Chamberlain was in southwestern York County, PA on July 1, 1863 en route to Gettysburg and his actions on Little Round Top). In a fog and drizzle early in the morning, I snapped some quick photos using a disposable camera I bought at an adjacent gas station, so I apologize for the poor quality of the photos. However, they should give the Cannonball reader a sense of the impressive and innovative memorial, which evokes images of Little Round Top).

At the foot of the hill once stood a house that was an important stop on the Underground Railroad. Escaped slaves entered a tunnel and made their way underground to the Penobscott River.

The memorial includes a replica of the 20th Maine’s marker on Little Round Top