84th Infantry Regiment
Nickname: Fourteenth Militia; Brooklyn Phalanx; Brooklyn Chasseurs; Chasseurs A Pied
Mustered in: May to August, 1861.
Mustered out: June 6, 1864.
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
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 August, 1861, turned over to the State in September, 1861, and received its numerical volunteer designation December 7, 1861. Its engineer company was mustered out August 21, 1861. The men not entitled to be discharged with the regiment served from May 21, 1864, with the 12th Battalion Infantry, and were, June 2, 1864, transferred to the 5th Veteran Infantry.
The regiment left the State May 18, 1861, except Companies I and K, which joined it in July, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C, from May 19, 1861; in Andrew Porter's Brigade, Army N. E. Virginia, from June, 1861; in Keyes' Brigade, Division Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in same, 1st, Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in 3d Brigade, McDowell's Division, Army of Potomac, from February, 1862; in Augur's, 1st, Brigade, King's Division, 1st Corps, Army of Potomac, from March, 1862; in same brigade and division, Department Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Potomac, from September 12, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Potomac, from June, 1863; in 2d Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Corps, from March, 1864, and, May 21, 1864, it was ordered to New York city, and there, under Col. Edward B. Fowler, honorably discharged and mustered out June 14, to date June 6, 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.
The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
Eighty-fourth Infantry.—Cols., Alfred M. Wood, Edward B. Fowler; Lieut.-Cols., Edward B. Fowler, William H. DeBevoice, Robert B. Jourdan; Majs., James Jourdan, William H. DeBevoice, Charles F. Baldwin, Robert B. Jourdan, Henry T. Head. The 84th (the 14th militia), recruited in Brooklyn, left the state for Washington, May 18, 1861; was there joined by Cos. K and I in July, and between May and August was mustered into the U. S. service for three years. The regiment served in the vicinity of Washington until the battle of Bull Run, in which it fought gallantly in Porter's brigade, with a total loss of 142 killed, wounded or missing. It then served near Ball's crossroads and Upton's hill, Va., and in March, 1862, was assigned to the 1st brigade, King's division, 1st corps, with which it served in northern Virginia, while the campaign on the Peninsula was carried on under Gen. McClellan. Active in the fighting which culminated in the battle of the second Bull Run, the regiment lost. 129 men. It was engaged at South mountain, Antietam and Fredericks-burg with the 1st brigade, 1st division, 1st corps, to which it was attached on Sept. 12, 1862. After passing the winter in camp near Falmouth, the regiment was active at Chancellorsville in May, 1863, and was prominently engaged in the battle of Gettysburg, where it received the highest official praise for its gallantry in action. It served during this battle with the 2nd brigade, 1st division, 1st corps, and suffered a total loss of 217. It then moved southward with the Army of the Potomac, shared in the Mine Run movement, wintered near Culpeper and at the opening of the Wilderness campaign, was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 4th division, 5th corps. On May 21 the term of service expired. It was mustered out at New York city, June 14, 1864, when the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 5th N. Y. veteran infantry. The total enrollment of the regiment was 1,305, of whom 153 died from wounds and 74 from other causes. Few regiments could boast such a distinguished reputation as the 84th, which served with unfailing bravery through the most severe tests of courage
84th Regiment NY Volunteer Infantry | Regimental Color | Civil War
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