CDV OF COL. PHILLIP CROOKE & STAFF, 14TH BROOKLYN

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Horizontal format image of Crooke and staff. Twelve officers pose with Crooke seated at center in front row. All officers are wearing dress uniforms, some with swords visible. Image is clear with very good detail. No photographer's backmark.

Philip Schuyler Crooke (March 2, 1810 – March 17, 1881) was a United States Representative from New York. Born in Poughkeepsie, he graduated from Dutchess Academy, studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1831, and commenced practice in Brooklyn.

He served forty years in the National Guard of the State of New York, from private to brigadier general. Colonel of 14th Brooklyn 1848-1852. During the Civil War, Crooke commanded the Fifth Brigade, National Guard. He led his force into Pennsylvania in June and July 1863 during the "Emergency of 1863". Crooke's troops served on the Department of the Susquehanna under Maj. Gen. Darius Couch, and helped man the defenses of Harrisburg against a threatened attack by Confederates under Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell. When the Confederates retired to Virginia following the Battle of Gettysburg, Crooke and his men returned to New York for the duration of the war.

This cdv was part of the Ray Richie collection. [jet] [ph:L]

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