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31 Oct 2018 12:10 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Iron Brigade strenght at Gettysburg" to "Iron Brigade strength at Gettysburg"

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TiYo 3831 Oct 2018 10:55 a.m. PST

Hi all ! Starting a new project, i was planning to run the Mc Pherson's ridge scenario from Scott mingus Enduring Valor.
But i'm in trouble with the regimental strenght given for the Iron Brigade :
2 Wisconsin 411 men, others sources gives 340 men
6 Wisconsin 309 men, others sources 340 men
7 Wisconsin 255 men, 370 men on other source
19 Indiana 298 men, 339men other sources
24 Michigan 284 men, others sources gives 496 men
Someone could help me to make the more accurate choice ?

PJ ONeill31 Oct 2018 11:23 a.m. PST

I can't speak to the actual numbers, have seen widely varying counts, but I know that Scott Mingus does outstanding research and he made estimates from multiple sources. If you check other resources, you will find different #s. I would recommend going with Scott's.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 1:27 p.m. PST

Those numbers look high to me. The 24th was 1/2 the Brigade strength at time.

TiYo 3831 Oct 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

Thank you for the answer. In terms of sticking to Scott Mingus' numbers, that was my intention

Buckeye AKA Darryl31 Oct 2018 1:43 p.m. PST

That 284 for the 24th Michigan has to be waaaay off.

According to Busey and Martin Regimental Strengths at Gettysburg:

1,898 on June 30th, 1,829 engaged.

19th Indiana 339/308
24th Michigan 511/496
2nd Wisconsin 321/302
6th Wisconsin 342/344
7th Wisconsin 370/364

plus 15 in the brigade band

KimRYoung Supporting Member of TMP31 Oct 2018 8:01 p.m. PST

Buckeye's numbers are spot on. From the "Bible".


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