While commanding the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, V Corps, at the Siege of Petersburg, Joshua Chamberlain--a hero of Gettysburg--was wounded on 18 June 1864. Of the six wounds Chamberlain received during the war, this was the most life-threatening, going through the hip and groin. No one expected Chamberlain to survive it, and he was awarded a brevet to the rank of major general for his bravery. His death was even reported in some newspapers. However, Chamberlain managed to survive the injury, recuperating at his home in Maine and then returning to the army by November, though the wound would bother him for the rest of his life.