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Ted and Faye Chamberlain of St. Joseph have portrayed Joshua Chamberlain and his wife, Fanny, at various events for years. Faye will portray Fanny on Tuesday at the monthly meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan.

ST. JOSEPH — During the Civil War, Gen. Joshua Chamberlain’s wife, Fanny, was rumored to be spending her time shopping in New York while her husband fought.

However, at the February meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of Southwest Michigan, Faye Chamberlain, re-enacting as Fanny, will describe how the war years were experienced from the perspective of an officer’s wife.

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