Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
( plaque )
In Honor of the Services Rendered by the 14th. Regt. N.Y.S.M.
1861 — 1865
Bull Run · Binns Hill · Spottsylvania, Aug.1862 · Fredericksburg · Mine Run · Rappahannock Station · South Mountain · Chancellorsville · Manassas Plains · Gettysburg · Groveton · Falmouth · Chantilly · Wilderness · Laurel Hill · Fitzhugh Crossing · Port Royal · Seminary Hill · Sulphur Springs · Antietam · Gainesville · Spottsylvania — 1864
Dedicated May 18th, 1902
Location. 40° 41.219′ N, 73° 58.544′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, on the right when traveling east on Lafayette Avenue. Touch for map. Located in Fowler Square. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Greene Historic District (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Greene Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bldg 92 Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Alexander Skene Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. On May 18, 1902, the City of Brooklyn dedicated a statue of General Fowler by Henry Baerer in Fort Greene Park. The statue had deteriorated by the 1960s, and was removed to storage for safekeeping. In 1976 it was reinstalled at a new location, Fowler Square, formerly Lafayette Square. The statue was conserved in 2005, and the square itself was renovated in 2010.
Regarding Fowler. The 14th Brooklyn received its nickname, the "Red Legged Devils", during the First Battle of Bull Run. Referring to the regiment's colorful red trousers as the regiment repeatedly charged up Henry House Hill, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson yelled to his men, "Hold On Boys! Here come those red legged devils again!"
Also see . . .
1. 14th Regiment (New York State Militia) on Wikipedia (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Edward Brush Fowler on Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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