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Eighty-Fourth New York Infantry--“Fourteenth Brooklyn.”

Cutler's Brigade — Wadsworth's Division--First Corps.

(1) Col. Alfred M. Wood. (2) Col. Edward B. Fowler; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

Losses. Officers. En. Men. Total.
Killed and mortally wounded 8 154 162
Died of disease, accidents, etc.   59 59
Died in Confederate prisons   10 10
Totals 8 223 231

Battles. Killed. Wounded.1 Missing.2 Total.
First Bull Run, Va. 23 74 45 142
Falls Church, Va. 2 3 10 15
Rappahannock Station, Va. 2 6 1 9
Manassas, Va. 7 72 41 120
South Mountain, Md. 5 15 8 28
Antietam, Md. 6 21   27
Fredericksburg, Va. 1 4   5
Fitz Hugh's Crossing, Va. 2 21   23
Gettysburg, Pa. 13 105 99 217
Mine Run, Va.   1   1
Wilderness, Va. 1 2   3
Spotsylvania, Va., May 8th 7 54 2 63
Spotsylvania, Va., May 10th 6 51 3 60
On Picket 1 3   4
Totals 76 432 209 717

Present, also, at White Sulphur Springs; Gainesville; Groveton; Chancellorsville.

notes.--Known also as the Brooklyn Zouaves or “Red Legs.” Although the regiment had existed before the war as the Fourteenth of the State Militia or National Guard, it became the Eighty-fourth of the line in the volunteer service. It was ready for the field on April 18, 1861, but marching orders were not received until May 18th, when it proceeded to Washington. Its volunteer number was furnished later, but it was not accepted; hence, it was known by both numbers. The regiment fought at First Bull Run, and, a year later, under Colonel Fowler, sustained another and a heavy loss on the same field. At Antietam, under command of Major DeBevoise, it entered the fight with about one hundred men, and “the gallant regiment” was awarded “fresh laurels” there, in the official report of General Hatch, the division general. At the first day's battle at Gettysburg, the Fourteenth attained a place in history by its efficiency under fire, the ability of its colonel, and its important service rendered there; its tactical manoeuvres and prompt action on that field are mentioned in every account of that battle.

The regiment was one of the very first to open fire in that engagement, and, in connection with the Ninety-fifth New York--forming a demi-brigade under command of Fowler — distinguished itself at the railroad cut in the capture of Davis's Mississippi Brigade. The regiment was favorably known in winter-quarters as well as on the field; and while encamped near Culpeper in 1864-5, the “Brooklyn boys” gave a series of Minstrel Entertainments, which were enjoyed and patronized by the Corps, from headquarters to the wagon train. The “Fourteenth” fought in the Wilderness Campaign, many of the men falling at Spotsylvania while expecting hourly the orders to march homeward for muster-out. On May 22, 1864, the welcome order was received, and the bronzed and battle-scarred battalion returned to Brooklyn, where it was greeted with the grandest ovation of the war.

1 Includes the mortally wounded.

2 Includes the captured.

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