This unit served in many of this country's most memorable battles. They lived up to their nickname of the Iron Brigade through their commitment and courage demonstrated at the Battle of Gettysburg.
The 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry is a Michigan-based Civil War reenactment group that strives to accurately portray the Union infantryman, especially of the Army of the Potomac.
We are proud members of the Black Hat Battalion, an organization of other Iron Brigade reenacting units or units willing to portray the Iron Brigade by donning their distinctive black felt U.S. Army Dress Hats, commonly called Hardee hats.
We usually do events in Michigan or in the Midwest with one national event, one Living History at Gettysburg National Military Park, and one monument adopt-a-site at Gettysburg each year.
Our goal is to bring the story of the Union infantryman to life by recreating the material culture as well as the day to day experiences of the soldier in the field. To that end, we do our best to act and think like the soldiers during the war in as many ways as possible. We also strive to educate the public about the soldier’s life during the war and to share our knowledge with them.
We are always looking for new members who are interested and willing to learn about our country’s past through authentic living history.
If you would like to ask questions or talk to our Military Liason you can contact our Military Liason or President for more information.