The Iron Brigade in MediaEducation
Coming June 10th and 11th, Black Hatter Phil Spaugy brings his expertise to Kenosha! It's an Iron Brigade event that is not-to-miss!
An Iron Brigade event you mustn't miss:
The 19th Indiana Color Guard at Gettysburg
Friday, June 10, 2016; Noon at the Civil War Museum, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Presented by Phil Spaugy.
The 19th Indiana fought alongside the other four regiments of the Iron Brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, losing 72 percent of those engaged. Mr. Spaugy’s talk encompasses both the morning and afternoon phases of the action with an emphasis on telling the stories of the men of the 19th who carried the regimental colors on that fateful day.
From the blog of Gettysburg Originals, a nice piece on the origins of the Willoughby Run.
Beautiful prose from two time-separated centuries. The elegant composition of Rufus Dawes intertwined with ethereal sentiment from Lance Herdegen. Stirring!
It is for us they signed the muster, the ledger, the roll. It is for us they served, they fought, they struggled. It is for us they suffered, they bled, they sacrificed, they died.
Today, it is for them we reflect, we ponder, we display, we honor. It is for them we congregate, we commemorate, we lionize, we appreciate.
God Bless the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice so that others may inherit and enjoy the freedoms of this great country.
From the blog of Lance J Herdegen, a wonderful piece on the exploits of the 6th Wisconsin and the 11th Pennsylvania in support of Battery B on the 1st day of the Battle of Gettysburg:
"Come on, Johnnie! Come on!"
From Iron Brigader and Wisconsinite Lance J Herdegen, a fine piece on the role of the midwest during our civil war.
From Black Hatter Phil Spaugy, the curious history of Hoosier William L. Balch:
From blogger Phil Spaugy, a wonderful personal experience from an experienced Iron Brigader.
From Genieroadtrip comes an amateur's viewpoint of the 24th Michigan at Gettysburg.
Since we are in the "Gettysburg " season I'll post up some of the various paintings I have done of this favorite subject over the next weeks. Here we have the 24th Michigan Regiment making their stand near the Seminary on the first day of the battle.
Again from the blog of Phil Spaugy, a fine piece on Abram Buckles, CO E, 19th Indiana Regiment:
From the blog of Black Hatter Phil Spaugy, a nice birthday tribute to "Johnny the War Horse."