Dawes, Rufus. Service With the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers
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Dawes, Rufus R. Service With the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers. Marietta, Ohio: 1890. 2nd edition, 330p., illustrations, portraits, maps, [Dornbusch-64].
With very few rivals, this volume is among the finest regimental histories written. The single most important resource on The Iron Brigade and heavily cited in all subsequent histories (Nolan, Gaff, Herdegen, and others), this early edition contains dozens of illustrations and portraits not included in popular later editions.
This copy was Historian Bell I. Wiley’s copy, it bears his signature. Fine.
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The Black Hats of the west were the most formidable brigade in the Union Army of the Potomac. Their feats of courage and devotion won them renown throughout the Union.
The Sixth Wisconsin Infantry served with this elite outfit throughout the war, and their commander, Rufus Dawes, chronicled their campaigns from Gainesville to Antietam, and from Gettysburg to Petersburg.