Hand Painted Civil War Toy Soldiers Union Iron Brigade At Antietam
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Hand Painted Civil War Toy Soldiers Union Iron Brigade At Antietam:
You are offerding on SIX of my hand painted 54mm Civil War Union Soldiers of the famous Iron Brigade during their heroic attack in Millers' Cornfield,now known just as "The Cornfield" where more American's died than on any other piece of land in the world on the morning of September 12th, 1862!
Hailing from the midwest, at this time composed of three Wisconsin regiments and one from Indiana, and later joined by one from Michigan, they were known as the "Black Hats" as they were ordered by their initial commander to wear the more formal frock coats and black hats of the Regular Army to improve their "esprit d' corps" and confidence. It must have worked as they were first tested in an ambush by the Stonewall Brigade as they marched towards the Battle of Second Manassas. Standing toe to toe, some fifty yards apart, firing at the Confederates behind a ridge as they stood out in the open, they gave no ground and fought well enough to earn the sobriquet as the "Iron Brigade" when they appeared to take a pounding would not retreat! Afterwards, the Confederates called them the "Black hats" as they knew they were in a fight when they appeared!
At Antietam, they led the opening attack into the Cornfield, and with other units of the 1st Brigade, they were just about out of it when the Texas Brigade, no slouches in combat either, were ordered to stop the attack, and that's when the casualties became so horrific! The corn was cut down to about three feet due to the tremendous number of rifle shots zipping through it, and both sides lost some 4,000 soldiers in that 14 acre Cornfield by 11 am that morning! It was a result of the casualties sustained here that the 24th Michigan was assigned to Iron Brigade to give it some replacement numbers for future battles. Fpr all the casualties, neither side gained any territory and the battle moved to another area on the field, where the final result was the deadliest day of battle ever sustained by American soldiers, as both sides were Americans, but the count exceeded 25,000 killed, wounded or missing when the day was done.
The figures I used in this vignette are all A Call To Armsfigures, including two CUSTOMIZED figures! The customized figures include the standing firing rifleman, and the soldier standing with his rifle "at ready" wearing a bedroll over his shoulder, while the other four figures are "stock" ones: one reaching for a cartidger, one loading his rifle with a ramrod, one soldier reaching forward with his bayoneted rifle at an unseen attacking Confederate soldier, and one soldier marching forward!
The figures come dressed in their unique Union "regular army" style uniforms, wearing customary Union uniform colors of dark blue"frock" coats and sky blue trousers, but with their black hats and white "gaitors", with their weapons and equipment accurately depicted! And keep in mind I combine shipping with multiple set purchases to save you on shipping! After hand painting all of my soldiers and accessories with quality acrylic paints (bright trim is done in enamel), I overcoat them with acrylic flat finish to give them a museum type finish as well as giving them a protective coat over the painted details.
This highly detailed and VERY UNIQUE group would make an interesting looking display in most anyone's Civil War display or 54mm toy soldier collection!! And with the 150th Anniversary of this momentous event in our Nation's history having just concluded, a neat way to display your remembrance of the Civil War!
I've hand painted over 20,300 soldiers for collectors in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and even Japan in the last twelve years! My Civil War background began as a child on my first trip to Gettysburg, over 50 years ago, and I suit up in my complete Union Artillery sergeant's uniform to teach the Civil War to my late wife's 5th Grade class each year! Check my response to see what my 2,914 customers think of my hand painted soldiers!
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