The Men Stood Like Iron
How the Iron Brigade Won Its Name
By (author) Lance J. Herdegen
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Men Stood Like Iron by Lance J. Herdegen
Book Description"Exciting and even moving, this book successfully personalizes the history of the Brigade's formative months and enriches our understanding of how these men felt and lived-and became distinguished soldiers." -Alan T. Nolan, author of The Iron Brigade and Lee Reconsidered "A colorful and skillful record of the lives of the men in the ranks of a famous brigade, who served and saved the Union at a great sacrifice in a dark time." -Kirkus Reviews "Well-written and researched...Excellent first-hand accounts of the brigade in action from letters, memoirs, diaries and other sources of the brigade members are included." -The Civil War Courier "Sound research in unpublished materials allowed the author to impart a freshness to his descriptions of fighting at the Brawner Farm, South Mountain...and Antietam." -Civil War No volunteers tramped with more innocent resolve on the drill fields of 1861 than the farmers, immigrants, shopkeepers, and "piney" camp boys who volunteered for the Second, Sixth, and Seventh Wisconsin and the Nineteenth Indiana Infantry. The Men Stood Like Iron is the moving, often melancholy, story of how the backwoods "Calico boys" became soldiers of the celebrated "Iron Brigade."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253218254
(5983mm x 3971mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lance J. Herdegen
In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg, Paperback (July 2016)
"Originally published by Morningside House, Inc., 1990, as In the bloody railroad cut at Gettysburg"--Title page verso.
Iron Brigade in the Civil War, Hardback (June 2012)
The Iron Brigade is one of the most celebrated military organisations of the American Civil War. Although it is primarily known for its remarkable stand on the first bloody day at Gettysburg, its stellar service from the earliest days of the war all the way to Appomattox Court House is routinely ignored.
Those Damned Black Hats!, Paperback (April 2010)
The Iron Brigade, served out their enlistment entirely in the Eastern Theatre. These soldiers from Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan, who waged war beneath their unique black Hardee Hats on many fields, from Brawner's Farm during the Second Bull Run Campaign all the way to Appomattox.
Four Years with the Iron Brigade, Hardback (December 2001)» View all books by Lance J. Herdegen
Based on an major recent discovery-the Civil War as seen from the front ranks of a legendary fighting unit
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Author Biography - Lance J. Herdegen
Lance J. Herdegen is Director of the Institute for Civil War Studies at Carroll College. Herdegen has written for many national publications and is author of the award-winning In the Bloody Railroad Cut at Gettysburg.
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