Iron Brigader

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Harpers Ferry Quarter Issued by U.S. Mint

As part of its America the Beautiful quarters series, the United States Mint has released a quarter commemorating Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia. The back of the coin has an image...

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Battle of Wilson’s Creek Facts and Trivia

Date: August 10, 1861 Location: Greene and Christian counties in southwest Missouri; about 10 miles southwest of Springfield. Approximate Troop Strength: Union 5400; Confederate 10,200-11,000. Commanders: Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon and Colonel Franz Sigel...

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Nathaniel Lyon Quick Facts

Name Meaning:                                                                                                                                                 Nathaniel is of Hebrew origin and means “God has given. Vital Stats Birthday: July 14th, 1818 Birth Name: Nathaniel Lyon Birthplace: Ashford, Connecticut Date of Death: August 10th, 1861 Cause: Killed in...