Reading post 252569 in main thread: Greatest military units of all time
September 22nd, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
Im surprised nobody mentioned this:

THE IRON BRIGADE (2nd, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana) Union Army, aka 'The Black Hats'. Probably one of the best infantry brigades in the entire Civil War. These were crack troops.

Only one of the exploits (but most famous)

1st Day at Gettsysburg the held off an entire division allowing Meade's Army of the Potomac to join the engagement and prevented Lee from capturing Culps Hill and the Little Round tops.

They took 85% casualties...


"My center is giving way, my right is in retreat situation excellent. I shall attack." -Foch

I am from NYC. I fly a French flag because I work in Paris.

Last edited by mmarsh; September 22nd, 2006 at 12:52..
 
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