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    The Iron Brigade.  The Iron Brigade was one of the few all-western units to serve in the Army of the Potomac.  George B. McClellan gave the men their formidable nickname after watching them play a crucial role in the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862.  At Fredericksburg, the Iron Brigade was attached to Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday's division.  Doubleday's decision to take and hold Pelham's Corner meant that some of the best shock troops in the army were not used in the main assault on Prospect Hill. 

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    The Iron Brigade.  The Iron Brigade was one of the few all-western units to serve in the Army of the Potomac.  George B. McClellan gave the men their formidable nickname after watching them play a crucial role in the Battle of South Mountain in September 1862.  At Fredericksburg, the Iron Brigade was attached to Brig. Gen. Abner Doubleday's division.  Doubleday's decision to take and hold Pelham's Corner meant that some of the best shock troops in the army were not used in the main assault on Prospect Hill. 

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