I decided to start a small project now that the sbs figure is heading into the home stretch. Unlike my other 54mm pieces that utilized heads from other manufacturers, this one will have a scratchbuilt head instead of a commercial one. On July 1, 1863 The 2nd Wisconsin Volunteers of the famed "Iron Brigade" arrived at Gettysburg, Pa after completing a twelve-mile march, and was put into action engaging the Confederates of Archer's Brigade. By the end of the first day of fighting, of the 1,883 men of the Brigade, 1,212 (65%) were casualties, the majority being killed or wounded. One of my references is a painting by Historial Artist/Historian Don Trioani, entitled "For God's sake forward" showing the 2nd going into action. The painting was taken from Don Troiani's Soldiers in America 1754-1865, by Stackpole Books. In addition to the inspirational painting is accompanying text that contains valuable information pertaining to uniforms, weapons, and equipment.