Tuesday Evening Walk – July 30, 2024

LBG Bill Trelease’s 30 July 2024 “14th BrooklynThe Red Legged Devils.”

Perhaps no other regiment in the Civil War represented the area they came from more closely than the 14th Brooklyn. Part of the New York State Militia system and designated as the 14th NYSM, it was mustered into Federal Service as the 84th New York Volunteer Infantry.  However, the officers and the men of the regiment were not happy with their federal designation.  Fiercely proud of their city and closely attached to the number 14, they insisted on calling themselves the “14th Brooklyn”. Hence they became the only regiment in the Civil War, North or South, that was “named” after a city……

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