The Legacy of the 54th Regiment.
During the Civil War traditional thoughts were perceived that black soldiers wouldn't fight. The legacy of the Fifty-fourth regiment was referred as a noble experiment. For the men of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth regiment infantry, it was a chance to contradict their white disbelievers. Their chance came when the Fifty-fourth led the Union courageously against the Confederate stronghold in South Carolina. The Fifty-fourth won the respect due to being a true fighting unit. In early 1863, Massachusetts Governor John A. Andrew appointed Colonel Robert Shaw, a twenty-five year old promi…
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