The Iron Brigade; (Men-at-arms series)

By John Millin Selby

This ebook examines the uniforms and gear, background and association of the Iron Brigade throughout the American Civil warfare (1861–1865). the key battles of Fredericksburg (1862), Chancellorsville (1863) and Gettysburg (1863) are all coated. Uniforms are proven in complete colour art.

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