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First Brigade, Second Division

Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, 14th New York State Militia

Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, 14th New York State Militia Infantry

Fourteenth New York State Militia Infantry (Eighty-fourth New York Infantry)

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 19 May, 1861. Mustered in United States service for three years 23 May, 16 July, and 4 August, 1861, dated 1 August, 1861. Redesignated Eighty-fourth New York Infantry 7 December, 1861

COLONEL A M WOOD
A M Wood was appointed colonel, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, 13 April, 1858, dated 30 March, 1858.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL E B FOWLER
E B Fowler was appointed lieutenant colonel, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, on 19 April, 1861.

MAJOR J JOURDAN
J Jourdan was appointed major, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, on 27 April, 1861, dated 19 April, 1861.

Company A: CAPT. R B JORDAN
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and R B Jordan was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company A, on 26 February, 1861, dated 24 October, 1860.
Company B: CAPT. G MALLORY
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and G Mallory was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company B, on 4 May, 1861, dated 2 May, 1861.
Company C City Grenadiers: CAPT. D MYERS
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and W M Burnett was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, on 20 December, 1860, dated 13 October, 1860. Captain W M Burnett, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, was discharged on 30 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant D Myers, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, was appointed captain on 8 July, 1861, dated 1 July, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. C F BALDWIN
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and C F Baldwin was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company D, on 1 December, 1859, dated 17 August, 1859.
Company E: CAPT. W L B STEARS
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and W L B Stears was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company E, on 17 February, 1860, dated 10 April, 1859.
Company F: CAPT. A G A HARNeckel
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and A G Harneckel was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company F, on 4 May, 1861, dated 2 May, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. G PLASS
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and G Plass was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company G, on 28 April, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. W H DE BEOVISE
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and W H De Beovise was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company H, on 12 May, 1860, dated 4 February, 1859.
Company I Howitzer Corps: CAPT. A W H GILL
The company was accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 1 July, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant J Redding, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company A, on 9 July, 1861. The company arrived at Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant & Adjutant A W H Gill, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, was appointed captain, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 1 August, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. C H MORRIS
The company was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant J Redding, Company A, on 9 July, 1861, and arrived at Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861. Second Lieutenant C H Morris, 14th NewYork State Militia Infantry, Company H, was appointed captain, 14th NewYork State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 16 July, 1861.
Corps Engineers: CAPT. R BUTT
Forty-eight sappers and miners were accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and R Butt was appointed captain, 14th NewYork State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, on 1 July, 1858, dated 14 May, 1858. The company were mustered out at Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861.

Sources

"The fourteenth Brooklyn regiment has been ordered to Washington, and the steamship Kedar has been chartered to convey them thither."

The National Republican, 13 May, 1861 - Departure of troops from New York, 10 May, 1861

"Two trains of cars arrived last evening, bringing the fourteenth (Brooklyn) regiment, which left New York about eight o'clock on Saturday night. They number about nine hundred men, who are neatly uniformed as Chasseurs, with red cap, blue jacket, red pantaloons, and dark blue overcoats."

The National Republican, 20 May, 1861 - The arrival of the New York Fourteenth regiment

"Yesterday afternoon two companies of the fourteenth (Brooklyn) regiment marched out to the estate of Jesse B. Haw, bordering on the boundary line west of Seventh street, and pitched their tents for an encampment."

The National Republican, 22 May, 1861 - Gone into camp

"The remaining companies of the fourteenth (Brooklyn) regiment marched out to their place of encampment, west of the Park, yesterday afternoon."

The National Republican, 23 May, 1861 - Gone into camp

"The fourteenth New York regiment, Colonel A. M. Wood, broke camp yesterday morning, and proceeded across the Long Bridge, to join the forces of General McDowell."

The National Republican, 3 July, 1861 - Over the river

"On hundred and fifty volunteers for the 14th regiment left here yesterday for Washington under command of Lieut. Redding."

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 10 July, 1861 - Departure of volunteers for the 14th

"A delegation of 150 recruits, with two howitzers, for the New York fourteenth regiment, now at Arlington Heights, arrived here yesterday."

The National Republican, 12 July, 1861 - Arrival of recruits

"The new uniform, Chasseur-a-pede, which had been furnished by the city of Brooklyn, now nade its formal appearence."

"It was on a bright afternoon, a typical spring day, that the Brooklyn Fourteenth, consisting of eight line companies and an engineers' corps, broke camp and started for Washington, passing through Brooklyn to the ferry amid the greatest excitement and enthusiasm."

"He (Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler) also brought with him a mountain howitzer and a caisson to be used by the Engineer Corps."

Army of the Potomac series: The history of the fighting fourteenth, 'Red-legged devils', by C V Tevis and D R Marquis

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volumes 1 & 4, by Frederick Phisterer

The Original Iron Brigade, by Thomas J Reed

Notes

The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, were accepted in state service at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 18 April, 1861, and the 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to the United States Marine Barracks, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, in the afternoon on 1 May, 1861.

Washington or Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, 11 May, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry arrived at Camp O'Dell, Washington or Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, in the morning on 11 May, 1861.

Note: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

Washington or Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 18-19 May, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry (900), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Kedar across the Hudson River at Fulton Street Ferry Terminal, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 8 PM on 18 May, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., in the evening the same day. The regiment arrived by the Camden & Amboy Railroad at Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, at 2 AM on 19 May, 1861, and by ferryboat across the Delaware River near the Navy Yard at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 7 AM the same day. The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8.30 AM on 19 May, 1861, and arrived at Perryville, Cecil County, Maryland, at 11.30 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by ferryboat across the Susquehanna River to Harve de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, on 19 May, 1861, and arrived by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad at Baltimore City, Maryland, at 3 PM the same day. The 14th New York State Militia Infantry arrived bythe Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 7.30 PM on 19 May, 1861.

Two vacant iron store buildings, on Pennsylvania Avenue, & National Hotel, on Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., 19 May, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was stationed at two vacant iron store buildings, on Pennsylvania Avenue, and the National Hotel, on Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., on 19 May, 1861.

Two vacant iron store buildings, on Pennsylvania Avenue, & National Hotel, on Sixth Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, to J B Haw's Farm, west of Seventh Street, D. C., 21 & 22 May, 1861: A detachment of the 14th New York State Militia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, was ordered to set up camp at J B Haw's Farm, west of Seventh Street, D. C., in the afternoon on 21 May, 1861, and the 14th New York State Militia Infantry arrived at Camp Wood, near J B Haw's Farm, west of Seventh Street, D. C., in the morning on 22 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 22 May, 1861: Major General C W Sandford, New York State Militia, was ordered to assume immediate command of all the regiments of his State within the District of Columbia, and to report directly to general headquarters by Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Washington, D. C., 23 May, 16 July, & 4 August, 1861, dated 1 August 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, were mustered in United States service for three years at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, in the afternoon on 23 May, 1861; Company K at Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861; and Company I by First Lieutenant H A Hascall, 5th United States Artillery, on 4 August, 1861, dated 1 August, 1861.

Occupation of Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, & Alexandria, Virginia, 24 May, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, under the command of Captain R Burt, was ordered across the Potomac River at the Aqueduct Bridge, Georgetown, D. C., at 2 AM on 24 May, 1861, and arrived near the Georgetown & Falls Church Road, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day (See the Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria).

Note: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, was assigned to build Fort Corcoran, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler arrived at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to organise the 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies I and K, on 24 June, 1861.

Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, Companies I & K, 23 June, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, was ordered to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, to organise the 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies I and K, on 23 June, 1861.

Note: Colonel A M Wood, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, was on a leave of absence at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 9 June, 1861.

J B Haw's Farm, west of Seventh Street, D. C., to Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria, County, Virginia, 2 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River by the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 2 July, 1861, dated 1 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Porter, a quarter of a mile south of Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.

Special Orders No.18, Pragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia Infantry and the 14th New York State Militia Infantry were assigned to Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, by Special Orders No.18, paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., Companies I & K, 9-11 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies I and K, were ordered to Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant J Redding, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company A, on 9 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Porter, a quarter of a mile south of Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861.

Note: Private C Scholes, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company C, was appointed first lieutenant, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 1 July, 1861, and Second Lieutenant C H Morris, 14th NewYork State Militia Infantry, Company H, was appointed captain, 14th NewYork State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 16 July, 1861.

Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, Companies C & D, 12-15 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies C and H, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, were assigned to picket duty on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, near Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 12 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Porter, a quarter of a mile south of Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 15 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Columbia Turnpike to Bailey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived at the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near Arlington Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Bailey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 July, 1861, and was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861. The 14th New York State Militia Infantry arrived by the Little River Turnpike at Fairfax Courthouse via Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM 18 July, 1861. The regiment arrived near the Warrenton Turnpike, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Companies I and K, under the command of Captain C H Morris, 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Company K, were assigned to guard duty at Camp Porter, near Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861.

Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 4.30 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 5.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 9.30 AM the same day.

Order of march, 21 July, 1861: The 5th United States Artillery, Light Company D; the United States Marine Corps Battalion; the 27th New York Infantry; the 14th New York State Militia Infantry; the 8th New York State Militia Infantry; the United States Battalion Infantry; and the United States Battalion Cavalry, on 16 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run, the 14th New York State Militia Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Porter, near Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was stationed at Camp Wood, on the grounds of Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861.

Redesignated 84th New York Infantry, December 7, 1861: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was redesignated the 84th New York Infantry on December 7, 1861.

Mustered out, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York City, New York, 13 June, 1864: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry, Corps Engineers, was mustered out on August 21, 1861, and the 84th New York Infantry was ordered to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 22 May, 1864. The men of the 84th New York Infantry, under the command of First Lieutenant H Brown, Jr., 84th New York Infantry, Company F, not entitled to be mustered out were assigned to the 12th New York Provost Guard, on 24 May, 1864, and to the 5th New York Veteran Infantry on 2 June, 1864. The 84th New York Infantry was mustered out at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 13 June, 1864, dated 6 June, 1864.

Note: The men of the 84th New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and E, not entitled to be mustered out were consolidated as the 1st Company, under the command of Sergeant J F York, 84th New York Infantry, Company E, and Companies F, G, H, I, and K, as the 2nd Company, under the command of Sergeant C G Voorheis, 84th New York Infantry, Company K, on 24 May, 1864.

Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army: Captain & Brevet Lieutenant Colonel A Porter, United States Mounted Riflemen, was appointed colonel, 16th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Organisation of Colonel E D Keyes' brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Colonel E D Keyes, 11th United States Infantry; 14th New York State Militia Infantry; 22nd New York Infantry; 24th New York Infantry; 30th New York Infantry

Note: The 14th New York State Militia Infantry was assigned to Colonel E D Keyes' brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT: The Brooklyn Eagle, 17 March, 1901, p6
Lieutenant Colonel E B Fowler, Fourteenth New York State Militia Infantry, dated Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.32: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp353-356
Colonel A Porter, Sixteenth United States Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.31: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp382-383
Colonel D Hunter, Third United States Cavalry, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 5 August, 1861