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Massachusetts Historical Society 54th Regiment

This resource was last featured in the 08-01-2014 Scout Report and, even though the accompanying exhibit ended in 2014, the digital collections of soldiers' portraits and ephemera from the Civil War are well worth another visit. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the first military unit consisting of Black soldiers to be raised in the North during the Civil War. This...

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