Giants in Their Tall Black Hats

Giants in Their Tall Black Hats

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qEditors Alan Nolan and Sharon Eggleston Vipond's insightful essays provide fresh perspectives on the Iron Brigade's exploits, detailing military and political events in the words of actual combatants.q a€”Military Review Originally called qThe Black Hat Brigadeq because the soldiers wore the regular armya€™s dress black hat instead of the more typical blue cap, the Iron Brigade was the only all-Western brigade in the Eastern armies of the Union. From Brawner Farm and Second Bull Run to Chancellorsville and Gettysburga€”the Western soldiers earned and justified the proud name Iron Brigade. And when the war was over, the records showed that it led all federal brigades in percentage of deaths in battle. These essays, by some of the best known historians of the brigade, spotlight significant moments in the history of the Civil Wara€™s most celebrated unit.Essays on the Iron Brigade Alan T. Nolan Sharon Eggleston Vipond ... He has taught in the University of Wisconsin system and at Wheaton College. Ottawa t ... He has authored numerous articles. essays. and books. inchtding The Rattle of Ananbsp;...

Title:Giants in Their Tall Black Hats
Author:Alan T. Nolan
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1998


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