Iron Brigader Blog


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...


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...


John Wilkes Booth Witnesses the Hanging of John Brown

On November 2nd, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was sentenced to be hanged for treason, murder, and fomenting insurrection for leading a small band of men in an attempt in October to seize the federal...