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Colonel E.B. Fowler

Edward Brush Fowler (May 29, 1826 – January 16, 1896) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best known for his command of the 14th Brooklyn and a demi-brigade during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863.

Fowler enlisted into the Union Army as the lieutenant colonel of the 14th Brooklyn on April 18, 1861, at the age of 35. On February 22, 1862, he was promoted to colonel of the regiment after Col. Alfred M. Wood was wounded at the First Battle of Manassas.

Colonel Fowler was very active after the war with Veteran Affairs and the 14th Brooklyn Association, helping veterans of the 14th Brooklyn with pension funds. He always attended the funerals of fallen 14th Brooklyn soldiers post-war. He was very highly respected in Brooklyn and was a beloved hero of the Civil War.

Colonel Fowler died on January 16, 1896. His body was shown at Brooklyn Borough Hall, and he was buried with full military honors at Green-Wood Cemetery.

On May 18, 1902, the City of Brooklyn dedicated a statue of Fowler in Fort Greene Park.

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Colonel E.B. Fowler Monument in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn NY

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