Iron Brigader Blog

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Visiting Petersburg National Battlefield

In May of 1864, the Army of the Potomac embarked on yet another campaign to destroy Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army in Virginia and capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond. This time, Lieutenant General...

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The Battle of Kirksville, Missouri

Following the March 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Porter was sent to northern Missouri by General Sterling Price to recruit soldiers for the Confederacy. Porter lived in northeast Missouri...

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The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana

Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky and rose to national prominence in Illinois, but in between, he spent 14 years growing up in Indiana. Late in 1816, Thomas Lincoln moved his family–his wife Nancy...

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The Iron Brigade at The Battle of Fredericksburg

As part of Brigadier General Abner Doubleday’s division of Major General John Reynold’s 1st Corps of the Army of the Potomac, the Iron Brigade’s role at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg was to...