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There is much here to learn and digest, and the reader will come away the better for reading this book.
There are sufficient tactical details to make an understandable account without being bogged down and losing sight of the overall battle.
The Iron Brigade (or the Black Hats) was one of the great fighting units of the Union Army of the Potomac.
Mr. Herdegen proves once again why he is the authority on those western boys with their prairie swagger. Read morePublished 3 months ago by peen
This book gives stories of the men of the Iron Brigade instead of what the Brigade did as a group in battle. Well worth the read.Published 18 months ago by M. Reetz
As a Civil War student I read a lot of material on specific units who fought. This is one of the best.
It would be fabulous if Lance Hergeden would put his other books in digital format. I would love to have The Men Who Stood Like Iron - How Iron Brigade Got Its Name (published... Read morePublished 24 months ago by ClassyLassie
The story of the Black Hats proves it: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.... These men really deserve to get their story told. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Snowsnake
and this one is one of the best. I enjoy reading about history, the civil war, and in particular, I've read almost every book about the Iron Brigade (even the first edition... Read morePublished on June 3, 2010 by S. Wert
The Iron Brigade (or the Black Hats) was one of the great fighting units of the Union Army of the Potomac. Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Steven A. Peterson
This book has a lot of interesting anecdotal stories on the history of the Iron Brigade, arguably the most famous Union army brigade of the Civil War. Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by J. Groen
This book was a great if easy read for anyone interested in the Civil War. Actually, however, I would like to rate the book as five stars minus. Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by David M. Dougherty