The Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gainesville

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Tuesday October 6

6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Instructor: Lance Herdegen

Location: Civil War Museum

The first major battle for the four Western regiments which would become the Iron Brigade came the late afternoon of August 28, 1862, west of the old battlefield of First Bull Run. For 90 minutes in the gathering darkness the regiments fought elements of Stonewall Jackson's army in what would be the opening phases of Second Bull Run. The Blackhats called the fighting of Gainesville, but it is known now as Brawner's Farm. It was the first of four pitched battles in a space of three weeks. Lance Herdegen examines new sources on the battle, what was learned by the brigade, and how it affected the fighting at Second Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam.

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