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The 14th Brooklyn Regiment in the Civil War : a history and roster /
Frank Callenda.
imprint
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
description
x, 318 pages : maps ; 23 cm
ISBN
9780786448999 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
isbn
9780786448999 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
A history -- The beginning -- Going south -- Battle of Bull Run -- The colonel and the private -- After Bull Run -- Out of winter quarters, 1862 -- Gainesville, Groveton, Second Bull Run -- South Mountain -- Antietam -- Back in Brooklyn -- Battle of Fredericksburg -- Chancellorsville Campaign -- The road to Gettysburg -- Gettysburg: day one -- Gettysburg: day two -- Gettysburg: day three -- Mine Run Campaign -- The Wilderness -- Battle of Spotsylvania Court House -- Coming home -- A roster.
abstract
"This book is a study of an important regiment in the Civil War overlooked by most historians. Unlike most regiments, which came from rural areas of the country, the 14th Brooklyn was taken from the city of Brooklyn in the State of New York. "--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
8918259
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 310-314) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Retired educator Frank Callenda helped the Brooklyn Public Library System in their establishment of the Civil War website. He lives on Staten Island, New York.
Summaries
Main Description
Most Civil War regiments came from rural areas of the country but the 14th Brooklyn was taken from the city of Brooklyn, New York. Having been a militia unit until the outbreak of the war, they were quickly mobilized and they served in most of the major battles in the East. Their bravery in battle was noted by both friends and enemies and certainly by the military leadership on both sides.The book tells of the military and the personal side of fighting; the soldiers' letters home show their homesickness as well as their willingness to endure whatever was necessary to preserve what they believed was right. It shows the relationship between the men of the regiment and the people of Brooklyn, who rather than the Federal government, provided some of their supplies. This was particularly true of their distinctive uniforms modeled after the French chasseur uniforms with bright red pants. The 14th kept these uniforms even after the Federal government standardized the Union uniform to the blue with which we are all familiar.
Main Description
This book is a study of an important regiment in the Civil War overlooked by most historians. Unlike most regiments, which came from rural areas of the country, the 14th Brooklyn was taken from the city of Brooklyn in the State of New York. Having been a militia unit until the outbreak of the war, they were quickly mobilized and they served in most of the major battles in the East. Their bravery in battle was noted by both friends and enemies and certainly by the military leadership on both sides.The book tells of both the military and personal side of fighting; the soldiers' letters home show their homesickness as well as their willingness to endure whatever was necessary to preserve what they believed was right. It shows the relationship between the men of the regiment and the people of Brooklyn, who because they were a militia unit, provided some of their supplies rather than the Federal government. This was particularly true of their distinctive uniforms modeled after the French Chasseur uniforms with bright red pants. The 14th kept these uniforms even after the Federal government standardized the Union uniform to the blue with which we are all familiar.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
A History
The Beginningp. 5
Going Southp. 12
Battle of Bull Runp. 23
The Colonel and the Privatep. 36
After Bull Runp. 41
Out of Winter Quarters-1862p. 53
Gainesville, Groveton, Second Bull Runp. 62
South Mountainp. 78
Antietamp. 87
Back in Brooklynp. 96
Battle of Fredericksburgp. 101
Chancellorsville Campaignp. 111
The Road to Gettysburgp. 126
Gettysburg: Day Onep. 134
Gettysburg: Day Twop. 152
Gettysburg: Day Threep. 160
Mine Run Campaignp. 165
The Wildernessp. 172
Battle of Spotsylvania Court Housep. 179
Coming Homep. 187
A Rosterp. 191
Chapter Notesp. 299
Bibliographyp. 310
Indexp. 315
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