14th Regiment Infantry
New York Volunteers
The 14th Infantry Regiment was one of twelve New York State National Guard
infantry regiments that were federalized for service in the Spanish-American War.
The 14th Regiment entered service in 1847 and underwent very little change in
structure until the Civil War. In 1861, the men of the regiment enlisted for a
three-year tour of duty and fought in some of the largest battles in the east
including Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness among many others.
Many of the men reenlisted in 1864 and were transferred to the 5th New York Regiment.
The 14th Regiment also served in the quarantine riots on Fire Island of 1892,
and the motorman’s strike in Brooklyn of 1895. The regiment was fully mustered
into federal service on May 16th, 1898 and officially designated the “14th
Regiment Infantry, New York Vols.”
The 14th Regiment was mustered in at Camp Hempstead, NY and departed for Camp
George H. Thomas in Chickamauga Park, TN the next day. The troops arrived at their
new camp on May 20th and were immediately assigned to the First brigade, of the
First Division, of the Third Army Corp. The regiment remained in camp undergoing
extensive drilling to offset the boredom of camp life until September 3rd, 1898
when the unit was moved to Camp Shipp at Anniston, AL. The 14th Regiment received
orders on September 5th, to return to New York to be mustered out. The unit returned
to New York on September 16th and was mustered out October 27th, 1898.
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Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of
New York for the Year of 1899. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York in the Spanish-American War 1898: Part of the
Report of the Adjutant General of the State for 1900. Vols. 1-3. Albany:
James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire
State Regiments. Albany: Argus Company Printers, 1903.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
March 10, 2006