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Fowler

 
 
Fowler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 28, 2017
1. Fowler Marker
Inscription.
Fowler

( plaque )
Erected by the City of Brooklyn
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

 
Erected 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
Plaque Dedicated to the 14th Regiment, New York State Militia image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 28, 2017
2. Plaque Dedicated to the 14th Regiment, New York State Militia
(approx. mile away); 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
General Edward Brush Fowler image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 28, 2017
3. General Edward Brush Fowler
. (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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 103 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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