The Iron Brigade; (Men-at-arms series)

The Iron Brigade; (Men-at-arms series)

John Millin Selby

Language: English

Pages: 40

ISBN: B0006W0VII

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This book examines the uniforms and equipment, history and organization of the Iron Brigade during the American Civil War (1861–1865). The major battles of Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville (1863) and Gettysburg (1863) are all covered. Uniforms are shown in full color artwork.

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additional term of three years or the duration of the war. The Twenty-fourth Michigan were not due to muster out until r 865, but the other redments were supposed to go in the spring and summer of 1864. After their regimental oficers had presented soberly the terms offered for re-enlistment, which included a thirty-day furlough before continuing, the men were subjected to a good deal of pressurization by officials in httrrr m, r ~ ~ r W t hd t d Stam Artillcry. It w x s famed In r%zr, and

Volunteers, was merged with the deplctcd Sixth Wisconsin; hut on thc had side, the Nineteenth Indiana was merged with the Twentieth, and lwt its identity and left the Iron Rrigade. These changes caused considerable resentment. It is rccordrd that thert: were 'Pon~ faces and much musrnurinq among our boys': and one soldier is said to have exclaimerl: " t was a cruel act to separate and take them from the Old Brigade; they left us, their hearts filled with sorrow over their forced separation from

feverish activities of their own were hard to persuade to take their corps into the fight where they were required. The result was that the Federal frontal attacks on Stony Ridge . were first delayed and then went in piecemeal, and General Longstreet's Corps coming through Thoroughfare Gap, having brushed aside Rickett's men, was able to form up well forward on Jackson's western flank. This folding round the Federals by Longstreet" men proved to be the battle-winning factor. First his guns and

from Brooks Station downstream along the bank of the Rappahannock to cross with the rest of Franklin's men. As they marched the sounds of battle could be clearly heard up north, and heavy clouds of smoke could be discerned rising above Fredericksburg; but they were not able to see how Surnner's troops were faring as thick woods separated them from the river's edge. After repeated halts the Brigade reached the river, but although the pontoon bridges had been made ready they were held back to let

from Brooks Station downstream along the bank of the Rappahannock to cross with the rest of Franklin's men. As they marched the sounds of battle could be clearly heard up north, and heavy clouds of smoke could be discerned rising above Fredericksburg; but they were not able to see how Surnner's troops were faring as thick woods separated them from the river's edge. After repeated halts the Brigade reached the river, but although the pontoon bridges had been made ready they were held back to let

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