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14th Regiment, Louisiana Infantry

14th Infantry Regiment, formerly Sulakowski's 13th (1st) Regiment Polish Birgade, was organized at New Orleans, Louisiana, in August, 1861. Its members were recruited in New Orleans, Louisiana in August, 1861. Its members were recruited in New Orleans and Jefferson, Jackson, Concordia, Assumption, and St. James parishes. The unit moved to Mississippi then Virginia where it served in General Pryor's, Hays', Starke's, Nicholl's, Iverson's, Stafford's, and York's Brigade. It was prominent in many battles of the Army of Northern Virginia from Williamsburg to Cold Harbor, shared in Early's operations in the Shenandoah Valley, and later took part in the Appomattox Campaign. In April, 1862, this regiment totalled 750 effectives, reported 51 killed and 192 wounded at Gaines' Mill and Frayser's Farm, and had 6 killed and 47 wounded at Sharpsburg. It sustained 64 casualties at Chancellorsville and lost twenty-three percent of the 281 engaged at Gettysburg. Only 2 officers and 25 men surrendered. The field officers Colonels Richard W. Jones, Valery Sulakowski, and Zebulon York, and Lieutenant Colonels William H. Toler and David Zable.
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