Read about the assault led by the 54th Massachusetts, a Boston regiment of free African Americans led by Harvard-educated abolitionist Col. Robert...
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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.
Delving into what the lives of Civil War Medal of Honor recipients were like once returning home and the sometimes circuitous routes they took to...