Those Damned Black Hats!: The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign

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Savas Beatie, 2010 - History - 323 pages
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Annotation The Iron Brigade, an all-Western outfit famously branded as The Iron Brigade of the West, served entirely in the Eastern Theater. Hardy men were these soldiers from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who waged war beneath their unique black Hardee Hats from Brawner's Farm during the Second Bull Run Campaign all the way to Appomattox. In between were memorable combats at South Mountain, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Mine Run, the Overland Campaign, and the grueling fighting around Petersburg. None of these battles compared with the "four long hours" of July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, where the Iron Brigade was all but wrecked.

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A personal look at July 1, 1863

User Review  - James Durney - Borders

The Iron Brigade was one of the premier combat units of the Army of the Potomac. Comprised of western regiments their distinctive headgear made them stand out in any formation. Headgear is not a ... Read full review

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Fantastic look at the Iron Brigade! A pleasure to read! Read full review

About the author (2010)

Lance J. Herdegen is an award-winning journalist/ author. He worked as a reporter and editor for the United Press International (UPI) news service covering national politics and civil rights, and today serves as a historical consultant for the Civil War Museum of the Upper Middle West. He is writing a full war history of the Iron Brigade.

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