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Augusta in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Iron Brigade

Memorial Highway

 
 
Iron Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 13, 2011
1. Iron Brigade Marker
Inscription. Highway 12 is dedicated to the brave soldiers of the Iron Brigade who fought in the Civil War of 1861-1865. Of the 672 infantry brigades in the Union Army, the Iron Brigade, composed of the 2nd, 6th and 7th Wisconsin, 19th Indiana and 24th Michigan Regiments, experienced the highest rate of casualties. Also known as the "Black Hats", they served in every major battle with President Abraham Lincoln's Army of the Potomac, from Bull Run to Appomattox.

Dedicated on this spot, October 13, 2001 by authority of 1993 Act WI 442

 
Erected 2001.
 
Location. 44° 40.906′ N, 91° 7.847′ W. Marker is in Augusta, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on Lincoln Street (U.S. 12) 0.2 miles east of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at a pull-off along the highway shoulder. Marker is in this post office area: Augusta WI 54722, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Augusta Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Dells Mill (approx. 3.2 miles away); Fairchild War Monument (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Iron Brigade
Iron Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 13, 2011
2. Iron Brigade Marker
. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on December 21, 2011.) 

2. Iron Brigade. (Submitted on December 21, 2011.)
3. 1993 Wisconsin Act 442. (Submitted on December 21, 2011.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Iron Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 13, 2011
3. Iron Brigade Marker
Highway Pull-off
Highway Pull-off image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 13, 2011
4. Highway Pull-off
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 409 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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