Joshua Chamberlain is one of our favorite subjects at Loyal Citizen. As a professor at Bowdoin, he was an outspoken supporter of the Union cause, writing to Maine's governor at the time:
"I fear, this war, so costly of blood and treasure, will not cease until men of the North are willing to leave good positions, and sacrifice the dearest personal interests, to rescue our country from desolation, and defend the national existence against treachery."
So he left his comfortable post as an educator, and played a pivotal role in defending the nation at the Battle of Gettysburg, earning the moniker "The Fighting Professor of Maine".
We think he'd be as proud of this shirt as we are.