The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official black units in the United States during the Civil War. 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Union) recruited from freed slaves, was the first Union Army regiment organised with African American soldiers in the Civil War, though many had fought in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 on both sides.
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