Tag Archive | Iron Brigade

Day One Gettysburg, Iron Brigade Tribute

On this day in history, July 1st, 1863, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia met the Union Army of the Potomac at the small town of Gettysburg. Union Cavalry held up the initial Confederate advance until the Union First Corps could come up to reinforce them. First of the scene was the 1st Brigade of […]

The Men Stood Like Iron_Book Review

McClellan: “What are those troops fighting on the pike?” Hooker: “General Gibbon’s brigade of Western men.” McClellan: “They must be made of iron.” Hooker: “By the Eternal, they are iron! If you had seen them at Bull Run [2nd Bull Run] as I did. You would know them to be iron. McClellan: “Why, General Hooker, […]

To Work for Our Brave and Suffering Soldiers

Fox Lake, Wisconsin is a small town of about 2,000 roughly 80 miles NW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It sits on, naturally Fox Lake, a body of water of over 2,000 acres. My dad bought a condo on the lake and I inherited it when he passed away. The town has its own weekly newspaper called […]

Wisconsin’s Iron Brigade_2nd WI

Recently I attended an American Civil War Reenactment put on by the 10th Tennessee and 2nd Wisconsin. It was not a large affair and the first year they did something like this in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Each side featured 8-9 infantry soldiers and one artillery crew each. The skirmish started out with the 8-9 Wisconsin […]