The 54th Massachusetts was one of the first United States military regiment comprised of African American soldiers in the Union during the Civil War...
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The sword of Robert Gould Shaw was recently discovered in a dusty attic. It is now on display in the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Learn more about the Battle of Fort Wagner and the role that the famous 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry played in that important attack in 1863.
The post-war lives of Civil War Medal of Honor recipients and the sometimes circuitous routes they took to receiving our nation’s honor
Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipient Melvin Morris visits Fort Wagner battlefield and reflects on his connection to the first African American soldier...