The Iron Brigade

The Iron Brigade

A Military History
Alan Nolan, Alan Nolan, Gary Gallagher
Distribution: World
Publication date: 02/22/1994
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-34102-0
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A Selection of the History Book Club

I am immensely impressed... this particular Brigade needed a book of its own and now it has one which is definitely first-rate.... A fine book." —Bruce Catton

One of the ‘100 best books ever written on the Civil War.’" —Civil War Times Illustrated

... remains one of the best unit histories of the Union Army during the Civil War." —Southern Historian

... The Iron Brigade is the title for anyone desiring complete information on this military unit..." —Spring Creek Packet, Chuck Hamsa

This is the story of the most famous unit in the Union Army, the only all-Western brigade in the Eastern armies of the Union—made up of troops from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

Author Bio

ALAN T. NOLAN was born in Indiana and is a lawyer in Indianapolis. He is the author of Lee Considered: General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History.

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the 1994 Edition by Gary W. Gallagher

We Are Coming, Father Abraham"


Rally ‘Round the Flag, Boys"

1. A Winter in Camp
2. Fredericksburg: A New Commander Orders Black Hats
3. John Pope’s Army: An End to File Closing
4. The Battle at Brawner Farm
5. Second Bull Run
6. South Mountain: The Iron Brigade Is Named
7. Antietam
8. Reorganization
9. Return to Fredericksburg: The Tweny-fourth Michigan Earns the Black Hat
10. Belle Plain: Winter Quarters and Hopefulness
11. Chancellorsville and the March to Pennsylvania
12. Gettysburg: The Last Stand

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord"

1. The Iron Brigade Counties
2. Commanders and Officers
3. Bigraphical Note
4. The Uniform of the Iron Brigade
5. Source materials for the Battle of Brawner Farm

Selected Bibliography