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14th Brooklyn Monument

14th Brooklyn Monument
The 14th Brooklyn Monument

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The 14th Regiment New York State Militia was organized on July 5, 1847. On May 23, 1861, the regiment was mustered into United States service as the 84th New York Volunteers, however they retained their former title for most of their service. As the regiment recruited heavily from the Brooklyn area it subsequently became known as the "Fourteenth Brooklyn."  

The regiment saw extensive service during the Civil War and played important roles at both the First and Second Battles of Manassas (Bull Run). At First Manassas on July 21, 1861, the regiment was actively engaged on Henry Hill while supporting the Federal artillery batteries. 

At the Second Battle of Manassas, the regiment first saw action on the evening of August 29, 1862. Ordered west on the Warrenton Turnpike in pursuit of what was supposedly a retreating enemy, the unit collided with Confederates under Gen. John B. Hood. After a brief but severe twilight clash, the regiment withdrew. The following day, August 30, the 14th Brooklyn saw severe fighting as part of Gen. Fitz John Porter's attack at the Deep Cut. The regiment suffered 129 men killed, wounded, and missing at Second Manassas. 

Inscription:
 
14th Regiment N.Y.S.M. 
(84th Regiment N.Y. Vols.)

This monument is erected in commemoration of the dead of the regiment in the battles of First Bull Run, July 21, 1861 • Gainesville, August 28, 1862 • Groveton, August 29, 1862 • Second Bull Run, August 30, 1862
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In these and other engagements in which the regiment participated until mustered out of the United States Service June 6, 1864, the loss in killed and wounded aggregated about six hundred officers and enlisted men.
 
Erected by the State of New York in 1907.

Manassas National Battlefield Park