About Us

Our mission and who we are

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Who Are We?

The Joshua Chamberlain Society (“JCS”) is a grass roots 501(c)(3) federally tax exempt charity that was formed with the mission of providing long term support Fallen and Wounded Military Heroes.

Our unique mission is that we adopt, in the truest meaning of that word, these veterans or the family of these deceased veterans, and commit to provide support for the long term. 5, 10, 20 or more years after the serviceman or woman has suffered grievous and permanent injuries, the veteran or their family will know that the citizens in their community still honor and recognize their enormous sacrifice for our freedoms. As their injuries or death is permanent, so is the support that we provide.

This support is multi-faceted and comes in the form of gifts, tuition assistance, monetary donations, and the like–anything identified as something that will improve the quality of life for these heroic Americans.

Our Mission

Providing long term support to veterans from local area that have sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror for our nation, and to also provide long-term support to the children of veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in our service.

Our unique mission is that we adopt, in the truest meaning of that word, these veterans or the family of these deceased veterans, and commit to provide support for the long term

Local Heroes Local Help

JCS was started in St. Louis but has had the great opportunity to expand to a second chapter in Nashville Tennessee. Each chapter focuses on helping their own group of adopted heroes. Your donations stay within the chapter of your choice so you know that you’re helping someone from your local area.

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General Joshua Chamberlain

Joshua Chamberlain is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and Civil War hero, who lived his post-war years dealing with the pain of his war wounds, the namesake of the Joshua Chamberlain Society stands for all the military service members the Society hopes to help – brave and honorable warriors who sacrificed and lost so much in our service. Chamberlain was a college professor at Bowdoin College in Maine when he volunteered to join the Union Army. In his mind, such service to the Union was his not to be questioned, symbolic of a time when citizens of the North lived and breathed Duty, Honor, and Country.

Initially appointed lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine Regiment, Chamberlain rose to the rank of brigadier general. He achieved fame with his valiant stand atop Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1862. Defending the far left end of the Union line, Col. Chamberlain knew that his regiment had to hold down the flank at all cost. Low on ammunition and the 20th Maine almost doubled back upon itself, Col. Chamberlain ordered a bayonet charge down the hill. The maneuver, that required unfathomable heroism and bravery by his entire regiment, resulted in the capture of many of the Confederate soldiers and saved the Union’s left flank assuring victory at Gettysburg – a turning point in the war. Chamberlain was also given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee’s Army at Appomattox, Virginia. Indeed, his graciousness and keen sense of the historic nature of this duty was evident as he startled the world by calling his troops to attention to salute the defeated Southern army.

For all his bravery and leadership on behalf of the Union during the Civil War, Gen. Chamberlain’s most enduring legacy is his post-war life, living with the wounds of battle. In all, Chamberlain was wounded six times during the course of his service and was cited for bravery in action four times. He died of his war wounds in June 1914, at the age of eighty-five. Gen. Chamberlain also took care of Civil War heroes, bringing home one of his trusted sergeants to live with him after the war. Therefore, it is in his memory that the Joshua Chamberlain Society works to assist and honor modern-day heroes, and their families, who are similarly dealing with the effects of their service to the United States.

To learn more about Gen. Joshua Chamberlain, please visit: http://www.joshualawrencechamberlain.com.

Joshua Chamberlain is a Congressional Medal of Honor winner and Civil War hero, who lived his post-war years dealing with the pain of his war wounds, the namesake of the Joshua Chamberlain Society stands for all the military service members the Society hopes to help – brave and honorable warriors who sacrificed and lost so much in our service. Chamberlain was a college professor at Bowdoin College in Maine when he volunteered to join the Union Army. In his mind, such service to the Union was his not to be questioned, symbolic of a time when citizens of the North lived and breathed Duty, Honor, and Country.

Initially appointed lieutenant colonel of the 20th Maine Regiment, Chamberlain rose to the rank of brigadier general. He achieved fame with his valiant stand atop Little Round Top in the Battle of Gettysburg in 1862. Defending the far left end of the Union line, Col. Chamberlain knew that his regiment had to hold down the flank at all cost. Low on ammunition and the 20th Maine almost doubled back upon itself, Col. Chamberlain ordered a bayonet charge down the hill. The maneuver, that required unfathomable heroism and bravery by his entire regiment, resulted in the capture of many of the Confederate soldiers and saved the Union’s left flank assuring victory at Gettysburg – a turning point in the war. Chamberlain was also given the honor of commanding the Union troops at the surrender ceremony for the infantry of Robert E. Lee’s Army at Appomattox, Virginia. Indeed, his graciousness and keen sense of the historic nature of this duty was evident as he startled the world by calling his troops to attention to salute the defeated Southern army.

For all his bravery and leadership on behalf of the Union during the Civil War, Gen. Chamberlain’s most enduring legacy is his post-war life, living with the wounds of battle. In all, Chamberlain was wounded six times during the course of his service and was cited for bravery in action four times. He died of his war wounds in June 1914, at the age of eighty-five. Gen. Chamberlain also took care of Civil War heroes, bringing home one of his trusted sergeants to live with him after the war. Therefore, it is in his memory that the Joshua Chamberlain Society works to assist and honor modern-day heroes, and their families, who are similarly dealing with the effects of their service to the United States.

To learn more about Gen. Joshua Chamberlain, please visit: http://www.joshualawrencechamberlain.com.