Iron Brigader Blog


The 1st Iowa Infantry at the Battle of Wilson’s Creek

On August 10th, 1861, Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon’s four brigade Union Army of the West attacked Confederate forces under the command of Brigadier General Ben McCulloch and Missouri State Guard troops of Major General...


Visiting Fort Craig National Historic Site

In 1854, the U.S. Army established a post named Fort Craig near the west bank of the Rio Grande in New Mexico Territory, about 35 miles south of the town of Socorro along El...