Scottish Country Dancing Dictionary

Colonel Joshua Chamberlain

Scottish Country Dance Instruction

COLONEL JOSHUA CHAMBERLAIN (J8x32) 3C (4C set) Peter Price Nutmeg Collection

1- 8 1s ½ turn RH and 1s+2s set, 1s+2s Set+Link. 2(1)3
9-16 1s ½ turn RH and 1s+3s set, 1s+3s Set+Link. 231
17-24 1s turn RH and cast up 1 place, cross passing RSh and twirl to opposite side
25-32 1s cast round 1st corner into middle, twirl to dance out same end and cast to right round 4th corner pstn while 2L+3L also 2M+3M dance RSh round each other ½ way and twirl out to change places

(MINICRIB, Dance Crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)


Dance Information

Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, (1828 – 1914) was an American college professor from the State of Maine, who volunteered during the American Civil War to join the Union Army.

He became a highly respected and decorated Union officer, reaching the rank of brigadier general (and brevet major general). He is most well known for his gallantry at the Battle of Gettysburg, which earned him the Medal of Honor.

Colonel Joshua Chamberlain was commissioned a lieutenant colonel in the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1862 and fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, c. 1860-1865


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