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Salute to Freedom

  • Salute to Freedom

    Salute to Freedom

Celebrate some of the finest Civil War soldiers of the Midwest - the famous Iron Brigade. March, cook and drill with these men and find out what made them truly "giants in battle." The two-day event will feature: Infantry Tactics, Marching and Drill; Artillery Demos; musical entertainment; Firing Demos and Skirmishing; Camp and Cooking Demos; Civil War Field Hospital and Medical Display; Home Front and Civilian Demos; Special Exhibits; A Fundraiser and Pie Auction Benefiting the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans Initiative; Family Games and Activities. Program: The Fight at the Barricade, Saturday, 1pm, Phil Spaugy's talk covers the “Last Stand” of the Iron Brigade at the barricade of rails near the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. This final act bought critical time--20 minutes--that arguably saved not only the Army of the Potomac but also the Federal Union.

History/Heritage Type

  • Re-enactments
  • Military Heritage

Museum/Gallery Type

  • Historical