Some Books on the Iron Brigade
The Iron Brigade, a Military History, Alan T. Nolan, 1994, Indiana University Press. Written by a well-respected authority on Iron Brigade History. This book gives a well-researched look at the history of the Iron Brigade throughout the war.
“Diary of a Soldier”, Frances D. Rowan, 463 Grove St., Bishop, CA 93514. This is from a diary by a 2nd Wisconsin soldier, Jonathan White, Co. H, in 1862. He was wounded at 2d Bull Run. It includes his military records and elaborative material on the war and his family. It’s available for $11.50 through:
“Giants in their Tall Black Hats: Essays on the Iron Brigade.” Edited by Alan T. Nolan and Sharon Eggleston Vipond. Contributors include Silas Felton, Alan and Maureen Gaff, Kent Gramm, D. Scott Hartwig, Lance J. Herdegen, Marc and Beth S Torch, Steven J. Wright, Richard H. Zeitlin, Alan T. Nolan and Sharon Eggleston Vipond. Indiana University Press.
“The Men Stood Like Iron: How the Iron Brigade Won its Name.” Indiana University Press 1997. Covers the Iron Brigade in the battles of Gainesville (Brawner’s Farm), Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. By Lance J. Herdegen.
“An Irishman in the Iron Brigade: The Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. James P. Sullivan, Company K, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, Iron Brigade.” Fordham University Press. Accounts by an passionate lively Irish Soldier in the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. By William J.K. Beaudot and Lance J. Herdegen.
“In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg.” Morningside House. An account of the charge of the 6th Wisconsin at Gettysburg which set the stage for the ultimate Union victory. By Lance J. Herdegen and William J.K. Beaudot.
“As if it Were Glory:” Robert Beecham’s Civil War from the Iron Brigade to the Black Regiments from Madison House. The memoirs of Robert Beecham, a soldier of the Iron Brigade who fought at Gettysburg. He later served in the U.S. Colored Troops, in the battle of the Crater. Beecham saw much of the war since he was wounded and even taken prisoner by the Confederates.
“Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers” By Rufus R. Dawes. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1890. Dawes began the war as a Captain commanding Co., K of the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. By the end of the war he was a General Officer commanding the Sixth Wisconsin. He wrote the book nearly 30 years after the war based largely on his letters to his wife. He would have a horse shot out from under him at the Railroad Cut at Gettysburg where he took the surrender of the commander of a Mississippi Regiment of the Confederate Army. The book ends with his discussions of his brother in law recovering from a grotesque wound which took away most of his jaw bone.
Letters from the Iron Brigade Hugh L. Whitehouse – Geo W. Partridge Jr., of 7th Wisconsin
- If This Is War Alan D. Gaff This work concentrates on the 2nd Wisconsin Regiment from recruitment to the First Battle of Bull Run http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/
- On the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiments http://www.secondwi.com/
- Reenactment group of 2nd Wisconsin http://www.uwosh.edu/archives/civilwar/civilwar.html/
- Univ of Wisconsin Digital Civil War Records http://www.kenanderson.net/hardtack/
- Description of how to make hard bread http://www.ticon.net/~beloiths/Newsletter/Articles/calltoarms.htm/
- Info on the Badger Rifles of the Seventh Wisonsin http://www.secondwi.com/fromthefront/7th%20wis/1863/7th%20july%2063.htm
- Casualties of the Seventh Wisconsin
- Roster of soldiers in the 7th Wisonsin http://www.cc.ledu/civilwar/ib.html
- Photo of Company K, Seventh Wisconsin http://www.ironbrigade.net/7thImageHist.htm
- Letters from Horace Currier, Co., I, Seventh Wisconsin http://www.uwosh.edu/archikves/civilwar/enlisted/currier.htm
- More info on Wisconsin soldiers http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/ironbrigade/7th.htm
- Battle Summaries of Iron Brigade http://www.civilwarhome.com/iron/htm
- General Information http://www.hughwhitehouse.com/WGWP.htm
- Letters from George W. Partridge Je., 7th Wisconsin