14th. New York (Brooklyn) Regiment skirmish with Confederate cavalry near Falls Church, Virginia, during the American Civil War. Original antique print from the Illustrated London News, “… from a Sketch by our Special Artist in the Federal Camp, shows a skirmish which took place a short time ago, near Fall’s Church, Virginia, between a body of the 14th. New York (Brooklyn) Regiment and a troop of Confederate cavalry. The 14th. were surprised while out foraging, and, after a smart skirmish, both parties separated, the Confederates, who lost three men, carrying off with them thirty-six prisoners and six waggons. The remainder of the 14th fell back on their support with their wounded, leaving some dead on the ground.”
The 14th Regiment New York State Militia (also called the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs) was a volunteer militia regiment from the City of Brooklyn, New York. It is primarily known for its service in the American Civil War from April 1861 to May 6, 1864,
During the American Civil War Falls Church voted 44–26 in favor of secession. The Confederate Army occupied the then village of Falls Church as well as Munson’s and Upton’s hills to the East, probably due to their views of Washington, D.C. On September 28, 1861 Confederate troops withdrew from Falls Church and nearby hills, retreating to the heights at Centreville. Union troops took Munson’s and Upton’s hills, yet the village was never entirely brought under Union rule. Mosby’s Raiders made several armed incursions into the heart of Falls Church to kidnap and kill suspected Northern sympathizers in 1864 and 1865.
The Illustrated London News appeared first on Saturday 14 May 1842, as the world’s first illustrated weekly news magazine. Founded by Herbert Ingram, it appeared weekly until 1971, then less frequently thereafter, and ceased publication in 2003. The company continues today as Illustrated London News Ltd, a publishing, content and digital agency in London, which holds the publication and business archives of the magazine.