A brotherhood of valor : the common soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A. New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, c 1999 Jeffry D. Wert Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade, United States. Army. Iron Brigade (1861-1865) Hardcover. 1st ed. and printing. 413 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. -398) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War — Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville — through the stories of the two brigades who confronted each other on the bloody fields of battle.
Drawing on original source material, Jeffry Wert reconstructs the drama and terrors of war through the eyes of the ordinary men who became members of two of the most respected fighting units of their respective armies, the Stonewall Brigade of the Confederacy and the Iron Brigade of the Union. There are tales of grueling marches and almost unbearable deprivations; eyewitness accounts of ferocious fighting and devastating losses on both sides; and portraits of acts of courage and valor performed by soldiers and officers who, despite the difficulties they faced, remained dedicated to the cause for which they were fighting.