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Image result for iron brigade of wisconsi. Image result for iron brigade of wisconsi. Iron Brigade Home Page. The Iron Brigade, Old Abe and Military Affairs |Turning Points in Wisconsin History | Wisconsin Historical Society. Between 1860 and 1861, eleven Southern states defied the authority of the U.S. government and seceded from the Union, asserting a doctrine of states' rights. Ironically though, for several years before the war, Wisconsin had been the most thoroughgoing champion of states' rights. Unlike the Southern states, however, Wisconsin had used the doctrine in opposition to, rather than in support of, slavery. States' rights had been the basis of the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to nullify the 1850 Fugitive Slave Act after the controversy surrounding the fugitive slave Joshua Glover (see "Abolitionism and Other Social Reforms").

When war broke out in April of 1861, Wisconsin quickly rallied to support the Union cause. Wisconsin's Republican governor, Alexander Randall, supplied not one regiment as the government requested but several, and he demanded that they be put to use. Each regiment was accompanied by a state agent who looked after the health and needs of the soldiers. Wisconsin Civil War History and the Iron Brigade. Wisconsin soldiers fought in every major battle of the Civil War. Many of Wisconsin's regiments were composed primarily of single ethnic groups. For example, the 9th, 26th, and 45th were mainly Germans, while the Norwegians filled the ranks of the 15th Regiment. An indication of the magnitude of Wisconsin's contribution can be gained by viewing the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Vol I (available at

For example, the Roster lists 110 volunteer entries from Beaver Dam, 26 from Juneau, 16 from Horicon, and 57 from Waupun. The 8th Wisconsin became known as the "Eagle Regiment" because of a pet bald eagle, named "Old Abe" they carried into battle. The Iron Brigade was Wisconsin's most famous Civil War unit. Early in the war, Brigadier General John Gibbon assumed command. The Iron Brigade earned its famous nickname on Aug. 28, 1862, at the Battle of South Mountain, in Maryland. Get breaking news sent instantly to your inbox.