14th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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14th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Active May 17, 1861 – May 24, 1863
Country United States of America
Allegiance Union
Branch Union Army
Type Infantry
Nickname "1st Oneida County Regiment"
Engagements

American Civil War

Commanders
Notable
commanders
James McQuade[1]

The 14th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry was a New York infantry regiment during the American Civil War. The regiment was part of the Union Army, and was raised primarily from Oneida County, with some companies also raised from Onondaga County; Columbia County; and Lewis County.[2]

Organization[edit]

In May 1862, the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry was assigned to second brigade, first division, V Corps, Army of the Potomac where it would serve from the Peninsula Campaign through Chancellorsville.

The companies of the 14th New York Volunteer Infantry were raised from the following locales:

Combat History[edit]

The 14th New York Volunteer Infantry saw the bulk of its action during the Seven Days Battles. The regiment was engaged at Beaver Dam Creek, Gaines' Mill, and was involved in the defense of the Union left flank at the Battle of Malvern Hill under Brigadier General Charles Griffin.

During the Battle of Antietam, the regiment was held in reserve approximately one mile east of the Middle Bridge; most of the rest of the Union V Corps was also held in reserve on September 17, 1862.

During the Battle of Fredericksburg, the regiment was involved in the assaults on the Confederate positions atop Marye's Heights on December 13, 1862.

The 14th New York Volunteer Infantry experienced 270 casualties during its two year existence with the Army of the Potomac.[4]

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