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 Civil War began early and ended late for John Grimball. His unique career at sea in the Confederate Navy would span nearly five years of service...