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The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign

Lance J. Herdegen

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Price: $32.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-48-7
ebook: 978-1-611210-38-5
On Sale: October 2008 SOLD OUT!

Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-932714-83-8
ebook: 978-1-611210-38-5
On Sale: May 2010

47 b/w photos and illustrations, 10 maps, notes, biblio, index

WINNER 2008 Army Historical Foundation's Distinguished Writing Award for Operational/Battle History

Lance Herdegenís Those Damned Black Hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg Campaign is the first book-length account of their remarkable experiences in Pennsylvania during that fateful summer of 1863.

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Table of Contents


Introduction and Acknowledgments

Chapter 1: A Black Hat Brigade

Chapter 2: I Cannot Stand it to Fight

Chapter 3: He has Gone to Stonewallís Funeral

Chapter 4: Greenhorn Patriots

Chapter 5: To be Shot Like Sheep in a Huddle

Chapter 6: The Iron Brigade of the West

Chapter 7: Bad News About the Rebs

Chapter 8: A New Regiment and a Veteran Battery

Chapter 9: The Black Hats

Chapter 10: A Young Lieutenant and a Fair Maid

Chapter 11: Kingís Pet Babies

Chapter 12: I Will Fight Them Inch by Inch

Chapter 13: Itís Those Damned Black Hats!

Chapter 14: One Sword is All I Need on This Line

Chapter 15: Fire by File! Fire by File!

Chapter 16: What Became of That Sword I Gave You?

Chapter 17: I Can Stand it No Longer

Chapter 18: Yelling Like Demons

Chapter 19: I Grew About a Foot and a Half

Chapter 20: In a Tight Place

Chapter 21: We Left Behind the Rebel Flag, That Dearly Bought the Prize

Chapter 22: Are you Satisfied With the Twenty-fourth?

Chapter 23: Our Best and Bravest

Chapter 24: The Finger of God Paralyzed his Brain

Chapter 25: This Battle Will go by the Name of Gettysburg

Chapter 26: A Shot From a Smoothbore Gun

Chapter 27: The Old Army had Come to Itself Again

Chapter 28: They Have Played Their Hand Long Enough

Chapter 29: I Guess He is All Right on the Fight Question

Chapter 30: No Man Can Fight Surrounded by Cowards

Chapter 31: The Trust Imposed Upon Them

Chapter 32: The Chance of a Lifetime

Chapter 33: Glorious Remembrance

Epilogue: An Unknown. July 1, 1997






Lance J. Herdegen

Award-winning journalist Lance J. Herdegen is the former director of the Institute of Civil War Studies at Carroll University. He previously worked as a reporter and editor for the United Press International (UPI) news service covering national politics and civil rights. Read More...

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