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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brooklyn Fourteenth

 
 
Brooklyn Fourtheenth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, June 11, 2006
1. Brooklyn Fourtheenth Marker
Inscription. 14th Regiment N.Y.S.M. (84th Regiment N.Y. Vols.) This monument is erected in commemoration of the dead of the regiment in the battles of First Bull Run, July 21, 1861 • Gainesville, August 28, 1862 • Groveton, August 29, 1862 • Second Bull Run, August 30, 1862.

In these and other engagements in which the regiment participated until mustered out of the United States Service June 6, 1864, the loss in killed and wounded aggregated about six hundred officers and enlisted men.
 
Erected 1907 by the State of New York.
 
Location. 38° 48.777′ N, 77° 32.778′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Lee Highway (U.S. 29) east of Groveton Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. It is in the Manassas National Battlefield Park. There is a parking lot at this monument. You must show your $3 per person park pass if requested, and you can buy your pass at a honor-system post-mounted box at the parking lot for the Groveton Confederate Cemetery across the highway, or at the visitor’s center on Sudley Road. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Federal Artillery Position (a few steps
Brooklyn Fourtheenth Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
2. Brooklyn Fourtheenth Marker
from this marker); Twilight Clash (a few steps from this marker); Groveton Confederate Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Groveton – Second Battle of Bull Run (about 400 feet away); Lucinda Dogan House (about 800 feet away); 5th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Counterattack (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Very Vortex of Hell" (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. An 1906 act of the New York State legislature formed a commission charged with buying the land and erecting the monument. The monument is situated on a hill overlooking Lee Highway (then Warrenton Pike) on the southeast corner of Lee Highway and Groveton Road.
 
Also see . . .
1. 14th Brooklyn (84th NY Inf.) 1862. Don Troiani print of two New York 14th Regiment soldiers in their distinctive red-trouser uniforms. (Submitted on February 25, 2007.) 

2. The History of the Fighting Fourteenth: 14th Brooklyn State Militia. This 1911 book, available from independent sellers on Amazon.com, has an impressive photographic supplement. (Submitted on February 25, 2007.) 

3. The 14th Brooklyn Company E Website. (Submitted on February 25, 2007.)
Telephoto View from the Groveton Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
3. Telephoto View from the Groveton Confederate Cemetery

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View from the Parking Lot at Dusk image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 10, 2006
4. View from the Parking Lot at Dusk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 25, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,569 times since then and 38 times this year. Last updated on December 3, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on February 25, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   2, 3, 4. submitted on February 25, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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