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Flags of the Brooklyn 14th Regiment

Several regiments from Brooklyn served in the Civil War, including the 14th Regiment, which was known as the "Fighting Fourteenth." Regiments carried their own battle flags on the battlefields to rally their troops.

The caption below the illustration reads: "The colors and guidons carried by the Fighting Fourteenth during the Civil War. The above illustration shows them in their present condition after fifty years, having been retained by the Regiment and kept in the Council of Officers room. During this period they have been removed from the Color Case but once in each year, the occasion being the Twenty-third of May, the anniversary of the Muster of the Regiment in the United States service."

The following article from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle tells the history of the 14th Regiment from 1861-1865: "The Fourteenth Regiment" (January 9, 1865).

Another suggested Web site: 84th Infantry Regiment, Civil War: Fourteenth Militia; Brooklyn Phalanx; Brooklyn Chasseurs; Chasseurs a Pied ( civil/infantry/84thInf/84thInfMain.htm)

For more about the 14th Regiment, see Documents 42, 55, 104, and 108.

Citation - Document 103
The History of the Fighting Fourteenth. 1861-1911.
May 23, 1911
Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Collection

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