Brooklyn Chasseurs
"Red Legged Devils"
Constituted 13 May 1847 in the New York State Militia as the 14th Regiment. Organized at Brooklyn, New York 5 July 1847 to consist of Company A (Union Blues, Kings County) and Company B (Washington Guards, Kings County). (Companies C to H organized in February 1848.) (Companies B and E disbanded 25 March 1858 and Company A expanded into Companies A, B and E.)

Mustered into Federal service at Washington, D.C., 23 May 1861. (Companies I and K organized in Brooklyn, joined regiment at Camp Porter, Virginia, in July 1861.) (New York State Militia redesignated New York National Guard in 1862.) Redesignated 7 December 1861 as the 84th New York Volunteer Infantry and served in the Army of the Potomac. Saw action in First Bull Run, Second Bull Run, Antietan Creek, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness and Spottsylvania. Mustered out of Federal service 6 June 1864 at New York. Reorganized 6 July 1864 in the New York National Guard as the 14th Infantry.

Mustered into Federal service 13-16 May 1898 at Hempstead, New York, as the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry and served at Chickamauga, Georgia and Anniston, Alabama; mustered out 27 October 1898 at Brooklyn. Reorganized 6 December 1898 at Brooklyn as the 14th Infantry, New York National Guard.

Called into Federal service 18 June 1916 for Mexican Border and mustered into Federal service 1 August 1916 at Mission, Texas; mustered out 11 October 1916 at Camp Whitman, New York.

Mustered into Federal service 20 July 1917 at Brooklyn; drafted into Federal service 5 August 1917. (14th Infantry, New York Guard, organized 3 August 1917 to replace regiment in active Federal service.) Redesignated 4 January 1918 as 2d Pioneer Infantry. Demobilized 2 November 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey.

Consolidated with 14th Infantry, New York Guard and reorganized 12 January 1923 as 14th Infantry, New York National Guard; Headquarters Federally recognized 30 March 1923 at Brooklyn.

3d Battalion, less Company M, converted and redesignated 1 September 1940 as the 102d Antitank Battalion, for continuation go to 242.html
Regiment, less 3d Battalion, redesignated 187th Field Artillery 16 September 1940, for continuation go to 187fa.html


14th Unknown Soldier Civil War
- Bull Run
- Manassas
- Antietam
- Fredericksburg
- Chancellorsville
- Gettysburg
- Wilderness
- Spotsylvania
- Virginia 1863

World War I
- Streamer without inscription




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Low, Seth. "Address delivered by Seth Low at Gettysburg, October 19, 1887, at the dedication of the soldiers' monument Henry Bessey, Printer, 1887.

Michell, Harry W. "The Fighting Fourteenth," Brooklyn Advance, XII (1885), 116-120.

Nadal, Bernard Harrison. The Christian Boy Soldier . . . . New York: Steam Printing House, 1862.

New York State. "Dedication of Monument to the Fourteenth Brooklyn, N.Y.S.M. . . ." Albany: J. B. Lyons, Printer, 1916.

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Pfisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.

3d ed. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers, 1912. "Souvenir of the Dedication of the Brooklyn Fourteenth Regiment Monument on the Battlefield of Gettysburg, Pa., October 19th, 1887." New York: Henry Bessey, Printer, 1887.

Terry, R. M. "Original Muster Roll of the 14th Regiment, New York Volunteers, May, 1861 Souvenir of the Hudson Sunday Journal, 16 May 1897.

Tevis, C. . . . History of the Fighting Fourteenth . . . . New York: Brooklyn Eagle Press, 1911.


14th Regtl Colors


Coat of Arms


Shield: Azure, an old Infantry bugle enclosing the Arabic numeral "14" argent (the old cap device of the regiment), in dexter chief a fleur-de-lis of the like.

Crest: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the New York National Guard: On a wreath of the colors, argent and azure, the full-rigged ship "Half Moon," all proper.

Motto: Baptized by Fire..

Symbolism: The shield is blue for infantry. The round bugle was the insignia of the Infantry during the Civil War and the fleur-de-lis represents service in France during World War 1.

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The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The sample of the insignia was approved 16 April 1926..