Title: Abraham Lincoln Seen From the Field
Date Published: 1909
Keywords: Joshua Chamberlain, Lawrence Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
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Reproductions: This speech was reprinted in the book:
Bayonet! Forward: My Civil War Reminiscences
Abraham Lincoln Seen From the Field

This Speech was given February 12, 1909 in Philadelphia to the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, on what would have been Abraham Lincoln's one hundredth birthday. This is one of many speeches Chamberlain gave at the Academy of Music. It was reread March 3, 1909 in Portland.

This copy comes with a letter in the front (I shall attempt to read) Portland Maine June 30th 1909
Major William H. Lambert;
Dear friend and companion;
I thank you for your very pleasant letter, together with the copy of your own address "Lincoln Day" in Philadelphia.
This appears to me a very valuable paper, while I shall not only peruse with interest but preserve among my treasures of ?? of the great days we ??.

This paper also appears in the Loyal Legion collection from August 27, 1909 Honoring the 100th anniversary of Hannibal Hamlin's birth.
There are a few more remarks by Chamberlain on this occasion as seen here.