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The Iron Brigade (all notes) The Iron Brigade - Essential Civil War Curriculum. The Iron Brigade was one of the most celebrated military organizations of the American Civil War.
Composed originally of the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin and 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry regiments, it was reinforced after Antietam in October 1862 by the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Battery B of the 4th U.S. Artillery was also attached to the brigade for much of the war and volunteers from the infantry regiments were selected and trained to serve the battery. In the first weeks at Washington in 1861, the provisional brigade included the 5th Wisconsin and Governor Alexander Williams Randall of Wisconsin had hoped to form an all-Wisconsin unit. Military History - Civil War. In 1861, Wisconsin was thirteen years old and had a population of a little over 775,000.
Over the course of the next four years, the Badger State grew up in a hurry, sending over 91,000 men (eleven percent of the population) to fight in the Civil War. They organized at thirteen training camps around the state into fifty-three infantry regiments, four cavalry regiments, one heavy artillery regiment, and thirteen light artillery batteries. The Iron Brigade, Old Abe and Military Affairs. 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"). 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 www.wisconsinhistory.org). 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.
Iron Brigade Home Page. Wisconsins Involvement in the Civil War. Historical Essay The Civil War touched virtually every Wisconsin family.
Between 1861-1865, more than 91,000 young men left Wisconsin to fight in the South. And more than 12,000 never returned. Recent immigrants, Yankee blue-bloods, American Indians, and people of color fought side-by-side. Wisconsin women took men's places in the fields and factories, and fortunes were made and lost supplying wartime goods.