Tagged: major battles

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The Iron Brigade in the Chancellorsville Campaign

On January 25th, 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker was promoted to command of the Army of the Potomac. Six weeks earlier, the army had suffered a bloody defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia;...

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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...