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84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry

 
 
84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument
Inscription.
At the Battle
of
Antietam

On this spot, known as "The Cornfield," the 84th N.Y. Volunteer Infantry (14th Brooklyn, N.Y.S.M.) of the 1st Brigade, Col. Phelps, 1st Division Gen. Doubleday, 1st Corps, Gen. Hooker, was hotly engaged on the
morning of September 17, 1862.

The Regiment's loss in the day's battle was, officers and men
Killed 8 Wounded 23.

At "South Mountain", the prelude to "Antietam" September 14, 1862, it lost
Killed 8 Wounded 18
making in the two days, a total loss of 54 killed and wounded.

This monument is grateful remembrance of these her sons, is
Erected by the State of New York

Fourteenth Brooklyn

 
Erected 1915 by State of New York.
 
Location. 39° 28.858′ N, 77° 44.815′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Cornfield Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Located near stop four of the driving tour of Antietam Battlefield and stop six of the Cornfield walking trail. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); Texas
84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument
(a few steps from this marker); Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Command (within shouting distance of this marker); A Cornfield Unlike Any Other (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnny Cook (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); The Most Terrible Clash of Arms (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Longstreet's Command (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 84th / 14th New York Monument. National Park Service site detailing the monument. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. The Brooklyn Chasseurs. The 84th started as the 14th Regiment, New York State Militia. Prior to the war, the unit adopted
84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
3. 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument
a modified French Chasseur uniform, with red trousers. Called "The Red Leg Devils," by none other than "Stonewall" Jackson, the regiment saw service in all the war's major campaigns up to it's mustering out in May 1864. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. A Short History of the 14th Brooklyn. The unit continued on as a State Militia and National Guard Unit after the war. (Submitted on February 23, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Designation of unit.
The only regiment named after a city instead of a state. In December 1861 the State of NY officially changed the regiment's designation to the 84th NY Volunteer Infantry.
    — Submitted July 1, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument<br>Cornfield in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
4. 84th New York (14th Brooklyn) Volunteer Infantry Monument
Cornfield in Background
14th Brooklyn's Advance image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
5. 14th Brooklyn's Advance
Like the rest of 1st Brigade, 1st Division, of Hookers I Corps, the Brooklyn regiment advanced south across the fields bordering the Hagerstown Pike. By 7 a.m. the brigade reached the south edge of the Cornfield, after driving the Confederate defenders. However the Federals were driven back by the counterattack of Gen. Hood's Confederate division. Wofford's Texas Brigade is credited with opening up this sector of the Federal line.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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