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14th Regiment History

Pre-Civil War:

Civil War:

Their action would become much more exciting after President Lincoln's proclamation in 1860. After the firing at Fort Sumter and President Lincoln's "proclamation for 75,000 three-month troops", the 14th sprang into action and were ready for the call. Although Lincoln had called for three-month volunteers the war department told the 14th that they would be accepted for service only if they volunteered for three years, they accepted right away. During this time in New York City, a patriotic fever swept the city. "Colonel A.M. Wood telegraphed Washington that his regiment was in readiness to take the field.” The 14th would be delayed in their departure to the front line due to the Governor of New York. Political motives are believed to be the reason for the delay. Colonel Wood then went to Washington and along with Congressman O'Dell explained the situation and as a result, President Lincoln directly ordered the regiment into action.

On July 22, the regiment reached its old camp at Arlington. Between July 22 and September 28, the engineer corps was discharged from service.

Spanish American War

Mexican Border Service

World War One:

1919 - 1941:

World War Two:

955th Battalion:

The Present Regiment:

Sources

14th Regiment Vertical File. New York State Military Museum.

For more information on this unit see:

Civil War:
84th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry

Spanish-American War
14th Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers

World War 1:
106th Infantry Regiment

 

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 10, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/numbered/14thReg.htm

 
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