Richard E. Lee Remembered
Life Stories of Civil
Voices from the Fields
Olive Through the Ages
Gordon T. McClelland Art and
The Slackjaw Bros.
Life Stories of Civil War Heroes is an
award-winning, academically acclaimed site honoring noble and brave
souls who lived during America's Civil War, from 1861-1865. These
individuals performed great and extraordinary deeds that they might
never have accomplished, had they not suffered and endured great
trials, and persevered. Sadly for some, their lives would end before
they could completely fulfill their dreams.
This site features biographies on Philip Kearny, Joshua Lawrence
Chamberlain, Robert Gould Shaw, Clara Barton, Charles Hopkins, and
Henry Lee Higginson. Tributes to the common soldier, valiant unsung
heroes, and veterans are also included—that they
will not be forgotten. The stories in these categories are told
through poetry; excerpts from letters, journals, and written works;
and in illustrations from the era. Photos of soldiers and civilians,
monuments and statues, and battlefields and significant places pertaining
to the Civil War are provided for reference.
It is my hope that the spirit of the countless heroic souls who
fought or contributed significantly in America's Civil War will
live on throughout the ages.
In the words of former Brigadier General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
whose thought-provoking, philosophical writings reflected on the
War many years after those turbulent times:
Those who will may raise monuments of marble
to perpetuate the fame of heroes. Those who will may build memorial
halls to remind those who shall gather there in after times what
manhood could do and dare for right, and what high examples of virtue
and valor have gone before them. But let us make our offering to
the ever-living soul. Let us build our benefactions in the ever-growing
heart, that they shall live and rise and spread in blessing beyond
our sight, beyond the ken of man and beyond the touch of time.
Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
Memorial Day 1884
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