Eric Schlehlein will talk about “Forged in Blood: How The Iron Brigade Earned Its Metallic Moniker” on Thurs., Aug. 10, from 6-7:30pm in the community room at the Irvin L Young Memorial Library (431 W Center St, Whitewater). This is about the more than three thousand Wisconsinites who served in this Civil War brigade.
Schlehlein is the author of Black Iron Mercy, a traditionally-published novel of the American Civil War. Copies will be available for purchase at the talk. Several public libraries in Wisconsin have copies, including the Dwight Foster Public Library (Fort Atkinson)
You can learn more with Andersen Library resources. Some books related to this topic, such as The Iron Brigade: A military history, are viewable in the 1st-floor Special Collections, which is open Mon-Fri from 9am-4:30pm. Other books include Those damned black hats! The Iron Brigade in the Gettysburg campaign (online via ProQuest’s Ebook Central) and Echoes from the marches of the famous Iron Brigade : unwritten stories of that famous organization (3rd-floor Main OVERSIZE E493.5 .I72 E25x).
The Wisconsin Historical Society provides an essay online: “Wisconsin’s Involvement in the Civil War,” which also contains a bit about the Iron Brigade.
If you’d like assistance with finding additional information, please ask a librarian (choose chat or email, phone 262-472-1032, or visit the Reference Desk).