The rosters of the 14th Brooklyn, also known as the Brooklyn Chasseurs,
were contributed by John Stevenson, who was coordinator of the Clinton County NYGenWeb. John passed away July 18, 1999. The regimental crest proudly displays the regimental motto "Baptized by Fire". John's interest in this regiment was shared with his father, who commanded Company E in the 1920's, and wrote articles about the regimental actions in the battles of Bull Run and Gettysburg. Originally a militia regiment, formed in 1847 as the Fourteenth Regiment, N.Y.S.M., the men of the 14th Brooklyn served a full three year enlistment, returning home to Brooklyn on May 25th 1864.
Further information about the 14th appears in that segment of the "New York in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1865", compiled by Frederick Phisterer, 2nd Edition, Albany: Weed, Parsons and Company, 1890, detailing the career of the Eighty-Fourth Regiment of Infantry. The full entry from page 441 of this book states that:
"The 14th State Militia, failing to be ordered to the front under the first call for troops, organized, under Col. Alfred M. Wood, and special authority from the War Department, as a regiment of volunteers; it was recruited in Brooklyn, mustered in the service of the United States for three years between May and Aug., 1861, turned over to the State in Sept., 1861, and received its numerical volunteer designation Dec. 7th, 1861. Its engineer company was mustered out Aug. 21st, 1861. The men not entitled to be discharged with the regiment served from May 21st, 1864, with the 12th Battalion, N.Y. Vols., and were, June 2d, 1864, transferred to the 5th Veteran N.Y. Vols.
The regiment left the State May 18th, 1861, except Companies I and K, which joined it in July, 1861; served at and near Washington, D.C. from May 19th, 1861; in Andrew Porter's Brigade, Army N. E. Va., from Jun, 1861, in Keyes' Brigade, Division Potomac, from Aug. 4th, 1861; in same, 1st. Brigade, McDowell's Division, A. P. from Oct. 15th, 1861; in 3d Brigade, McDowall's Division, A.P., from Feb., 1862; in Augur's, 1st Brigade, King's Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from March, 1862; in same brigade and division, Department Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, A. Va., from June 26th, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from Sept. 12th, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, A. P., from June, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, from March, 1864, and, May 21st, 1864, it was ordered to New York city, and there, under Col. Edward B. Fowler, honorably discharged and mustered out on June 14th, to date June 6th, 1864.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 83 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 3 officers, 61 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 74 enlisted men; total 8 officers, 218 enlisted men; aggregate, 226; of whom 17 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and it took part in the following engagements; etc.:"
Page 442 presents Phisterer's chart of engagements and casualties at each. The aggregate loss of the regiment is stated to be 716 men, which includes men deemed missing. Engagements are as follows:
|Advance into Virginia May 24, 1861||Bull Run, Va. July 21, 1861||Near Ball's Cross Roads, Va. Aug. 27, 1861 |
|Upton's Hill, Va. Oct. 5, 1861||Binn's Hill, Va. Nov. 18, 1861||Near Falmouth, Va. April. 17 - 18, 1862|
|Carmel Church, Va. July 23, 1862||Gen. Pope's camp'n, Va. Aug. 16 - Sept. 2, 1862||Rappahannock River Aug. 21, 1862|
|Rappahannock Station Aug. 23, 1862||Sulphur Springs Aug. 26, 1862||Gainesville Aug. 28, 1862|
|Groveton Aug. 29, 1862||Bull Run Aug. 30, 1862||Little River Turnpike Sept. 1, 1862|
|South Mountain, Md. Sept. 14, 1862||Keedysville, Md. Sept. 15-16, 1862||Antietam, Md. Sept. 17, 1862|
|Frederickburg, Va. Dec. 11 - 15, 1862||Port Royal, Va. April 23, 1863||Pollock's Mill Creek Apr. 29 - May 2, 1863|
|Chancellorville, Va. May 2 - 3, 1863||Gettysburg, Pa. July 1 - 3, 1863||Mine Run campaign, Va. Nov. 26 - Dec. 2, 1863|
|Wilderness, Va. May 5 - 7, 1864||Spotsylvania C. H., Va. May 8 - 21, 1864||Piney Branch Church May 8, 1864|
|Laurel Hill May 10, 1864|