54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

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The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The unit was the first African-American regiment organized in the northern states during the Civil War. - Wikipedia

Notable Position Person From To
Sergeant Major Lewis Henry Douglass 1863 1864
Major, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw 1863 1863
1st lieutenant, Captain Capt Richard Henry Lee Jewett 1863 1865
1st Leutenant, 2nd Leutenant Charles Jewett Jr 1863 1865
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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1863/02/00 Robert Gould Shaw recruits for 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. African Meeting House Boston
1863/07/18 While leading the 54th Massachusetts in a charge on Fort Wagner, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw mounts a parapet and urges his men forward, shouting "Forward, Fifty-Fourth, forward!". He is shot through the chest three times and dies almost instantly. Union Infantry Morris Island Lighthouse Folly Beach Establishment of the Shaw Memorial
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