The Iron Brigade

The Iron Brigade

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Dr. Rich Goedkoop is the host for a series on Iron Brigade of the United States’ Army of the Potomac. He is a professor of Communication at LaSalle University. Rich began his professional career in education as a Graduate Assistant at Central Michigan University. He received his Masters there in 1977 and went on to Pennsylvania State University to receive his Doctorate in 1980. Rich joined La Salle that same year.

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The Iron Brigade Part 1
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Rich Goedkoop introduces us to the Iron Brigade series, explains how the unit was organized at the beginning of the war, and describes their distinctive uniform.
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The Iron Brigade Part 2
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop explains how the Iron Brigade acquired its nickname, and discusses their actions in the battles of Brawner’s Farm and Antietam
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The Iron Brigade Part 3
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop describes the makeup of the First Division of the First Corps, and in particular, the 6th Wisconsin.
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The Iron Brigade Part 4
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop briefly presents the rest of the regiments of the Iron Brigade and their commanders.
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The Iron Brigade Part 5
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Richard Goedkoop shows the direction the Iron Brigade took across the Codori Fields, where they entered McPherson’s Woods, and where they captured members of Archer’s Brigade.
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The Iron Brigade Part 6
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Richard Goedkoop shows where the action occurred in the unfinished railroad cut, sums up the July 1st morning action, and shows the position of the Iron Brigade during July 1st’s “morning lull.”
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The Iron Brigade Part 7
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop shows the retreat of the Iron Brigade on the afternoon of July 1, 1863, from McPherson’s Woods to Seminary Ridge.
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The Iron Brigade Part 8
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Richard Goedkoop shows the locations where the Iron Brigade made their stand on Seminary Ridge on the afternoon of July 1, 1863.
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The Iron Brigade Part 9
In today’s Iron Brigade post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Dr. Richard Goedkoop shows the final position of the Iron Brigade on the west slope of Culp’s Hill, and concludes the series on the Iron Brigade.
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