14th Cavalry Regiment
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed.
Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
Left the State by detachments: February, April, and October, 1863
to the 18th regiment of cavalry, June 12, 1865.
October 28, 1862, Maj. Morris DeCamp, succeeded November 19, 1862, by Maj.
William B. Hyde, and he, January 10, 1863, by Col. Thaddeus P. Mott, received
authority from the State to recruit this regiment; it was organized in New
York city as part of the Metropolitan Brigade. September 22, 1862, Col. John
Elwood received authority to recruit a regiment— the Pierrepont Rifles.
October 11, 1862, Maj. D. D. Abohbot received authority to recruit a battalion
of cavalry — the Abohbot or Pierrepont Cavalry. January 20, 1863, these
organizations, incomplete, were transferred to Colonel Mott's regiment. October
31, 1862, Col. F. Willis Fisher received authority to recruit a regiment — the
Fisher's Cavalry. This regiment was not completed, but was merged in the
Metropolitan Cavalry. The companies were mustered in the service of the United
States for three years at Riker's Island, A November 24, B November 25, C
December 22, D December 4, 1862; E February 3, F February 26, G March 14,
H March 18, I April 25, K July 8, L June 6, M July 18, 1863. August I, 1863,
Companies A to I were consolidated into three companies, A, B and C.
The companies were recruited principally: A at New York city and Hempstead;
B at Flushing, Oyster Bay and New York city; C, D, G, K, L and M, at New
York city; E at New York city, Rochester and Geneva; F at New York city and
H and I at New York city and Buffalo.
Five companies left the State February 8, 1863, four more in April, 1863,
the remainder in October, 1863, and the regiment served in the Department
East and of the Gulf, and from March, 1863, in the 2d Brigade, 2d Division,
19th Corps; in the 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 19th Corps, from October,
1863; in the 3d Brigade, from November, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, from
January, 1864; with the 16th Corps during part of the Red River Campaign; at
Rouge, La., from June, 1864, and in the 2d Brigade, defenses of New Orleans,
January, 1865, except Company M, which served detached at Fort Barrancas,
and District of Florida, from September, 1863, to March, 1865.
The battalion of six companies, commanded by Col. Abram Bassford, was,
June 12, 1865, transferred to the 18th N. Y. Volunteer Cavalry.
During its service, the regiment lost by death, killed
in action, 6 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 12 enlisted
men; of disease or other causes, 4 officers, 140 enlisted men; total, 6 officers,
158 enlisted men; aggregate, 164; of whom 1 officer and 15 enlisted men died
in the hands of the enemy. The large number of men drowned is due principally
to the foundering of the steamer North America, December 22, 1864.
Battles and Casualties Table from
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
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