Fourteenth Brooklyn Volunteer Regiment, New York State Militia
Also known as the Brooklyn Chaussuers, they fought in most of the battles of the Eastern theater of the American Civil War. From First and Second Bull Run, to Antietam, Gettysburg ending with Spotsylvania, they fought with distinction.
This colorful Zouave unit was known by many names, partially due the State of New York re designating them as the 84th New York Volunteer Infantry, at the end of 1861. The men and officers resisted the change. Their most famous nickname was coined by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson when he called them, ” those Red Legged Devils ” at the Battle of Bull Run.