Monday, April 7, 2014

Joshua Chamberlain's Medal of Honor Returned-- Part 2

Union Battle of Gettysburg hero Joshua Chamberlain's Medal of Honor has been returned to Brunswick, Maine, his hometown. //// And, it has been closely inspected and is the real deal. When the original Medal of Honor was redesigned, previous winners had the option of returning the original in exchange for the new one, or, they could just keep both, with the stipulation that both could not be worn at the same time. //// The original was presented to Chamberlain on August 11, 1893 by President Grover Cleveland. Of interest, Cleveland had been getting his law practice underway in 1863 and had hired a Polish immigrant, George Benninsky to serve in his place in the Union Army. //// --Old Secesh

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