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