Return Of The Second
An Event Sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation
through a Grant from the Wisconsin Sesquicentennial Commission
The battles have been fought, sacrifices made,
sons and comrades lost.
The Iron Brigade's first regiment, comes home.
The boys of the Second left 1051 strong and return reduced to 174 souls, many of those injured. Their three years of devotion to the Union are over and without enough men alive to become a Veteran Volunteer Regiment, they return to where they started.
For more information about this event, and it's history click on the buttons below:
|Full News Account 1864 Return||Schedule 1998 Return of Second|
|Address by Judge O. Cole 1864||Photographs, Madison Event|
|Governor Lewis Speech||Address by Gen. Fairchild|
|Boys from Madison 1864|
Thanks to Buzz Brown of the 5th Michigan for
providing the midi file of "Battle Cry of Freedom"
played from the original Root & Cady sheet music, 1862