So shortly after 6: Shaw, the year-old son of Boston abolitionists, was white, as were all his officers. The 54th would spearhead a three-pronged attack aimed at capturing the necklace of heavily fortified islands that dotted Charleston harbor. From there, it would only be a matter of time before Charleston fell.
Attached Brigade, 1st Division, 25th Corps, to April, Moved to White House, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond July,to April, Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, Weldon Railroad August Poplar Grove Church September and October 1.
On Bermuda front and before Richmond until April, Moved to City Point, Va. Mustered out November 8, Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 45 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and Enlisted men by disease.
Ordered to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 19,to April 3, Poplar Grove Church Septemberand October 1. On the Bermuda Hundred front and before Richmond until April, Appomattox Campaign March April 9.
Duty in the Dept. Mustered out November 6, Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 43 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and Enlisted men by disease. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg. Before Petersburg June Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July Poplar Grove Church September October 1.
Bombardment of Fort Fisher January Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January Sugar Loaf Hill January Federal Point February Fort Anderson February Capture of Wilmington February Northeast Ferry February Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March Advance on Raleigh April Occupation of Raleigh April Surrender of Johnston and his army.
Duty at various points in North Carolina until December. Mustered out December 10, Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and Enlisted men by disease. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness.
Battles about Cold Harbor June Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16,to April 2, Fort Sedgwick September On the Bermuda front until March, Fall of Petersburg April 2.This is the home of the 54th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, Company A.
We are an organization of reenactors and living historians from all over Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia. For the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the assault on a Confederate fort outside Charleston was much more than just another battle. It was their chance to show the world that black troops could fight--and die--for the Union.
Apr 14, · Watch video · For the next two years, the regiment participated in a series of successful siege operations in South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. The 54th Massachusetts returned to Boston in September Part of the Col. Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Infantry Regiment Memorial in Boston.
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