Wisconsin's Civil War Book List
( Listed Below "New" Book Descirptions)
Iron Brigade Book List
These volumes should be available through your local library or book seller
of a Soldier
The title above is of a reproduction of a diary by a 2d WI soldier, Jonathan White, Co. H, in 1862. He was wounded at 2d Bull Run and moved to Minnesota after the war. It includes his military records and elaborative material on the war and his family. Its written and available for $10 + $1.50 S&H through:
Frances D. Rowan
463 Grove St.
Bishop, CA 93514
Thanks to Jeff Alderson for sharing the information
|New Book on Second Wisconsin
"Giants in their Tall Black
Hats: Essays on the Iron Brigade."
Lance in London 1998
Lance Herdegen, well known author on Iron Brigade subjects spoke in
England on the United States Civil War.
He had a First Rate Time.
Books by Lance Herdegen and William J.K. Beaudot
"The Men Stood Like Iron: How the Iron Brigade
Won its Name."
"An Irishman in the Iron Brigade: The Civil War
"In the Bloody Railroad Cut at
As if it Were Glory:
Robert Beecham began as a young Wisconsin private in the famed Iron Brigade who survived to see his unit cut to ribbons at Gettysburg. He then reenlisted as an officer in the newly formed U.S. Colored Troops, which he led at the battle of the Crater in 1864. Treated in Union hospitals for wounds and twice interned in Confederate prisons, Beecham lived to tell his intriguing story of Civil War army life.
What is so clear in As if it Were Glory is Beechams voice as an observant outspoken commentator. He is a candid critic of army bureaucracy and his own officer corps, while championing the enlisted manwhite and blackof the Union army.
Author, Michael Stevens, is the State Historian of Wisconsin. He is the editor of several books on the social history of Wisconsin and America.
Madison House Publishers
Toll free orders: 800/604-1776
304 pp., index, photos
Alan T. Nolan
The Classic work on the Iron Brigade
This Is War
Alan D. Gaff
This work concentrates on the Second Wisconsin from recruitment to just after 1st Bull Run.
Men's Tears: The Iron Brigade at Brawner's Farm
Alan D. Gaff
This volume picks up where 'If This is War' ends and discusses the entire Iron Brigade through this Brawner's Farm/Second Bull Run.
George H. Otis (ed. Alan D. Gaff)
A collection of Otis' history of the Second, done after the war, along with materials from other regiment members, including Corny Wheeler. It has a roster for reference.