Title: Memorial Alpheus Spring Packard
Publisher: Bowdoin College, Brunswick
Date Published: 1886
Keywords: Joshua Chamberlain, Lawrence Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain,
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Lewiston Journal, July 16, 1884
Memorial for Alpheus S. Packard

A professor at Bowdoin College from 1824 - 1884 Teaching Latin and Greek (while Chamberlain was a student) from 1824 - 1864, Rhetoric and Oratory from 1842 - 1845 and Natural and Revealed Religion (While Chamberlain was College President) from 1864 - 1884.

Chamberlain recommended his son by the same name to the Governor for the position of Hospital Steward of the 20th Maine.* I see no record of his acting in that roll, but he did serve as assistant surgeon in the First Maine Veterans.
See also History of Bowdoin
*Nesbitt, Mark. Through Blood and Fire pg 14
- For a description of Packard's life and death see The Late Prof. Packard New York Times, July 16, 1884