Mini Research
The 54th Massachusetts Regiment

The 54th Massachusetts Regiment was one of the first Union all black regiment in the Civil war. The infantry had 1'100 freed slaves that join the regiment, this group was famous for its attack on Fort Wanger led by Colonel Shaw who unfortunately died in battle. Colonel Shaw led 600 soldiers to the fight against 1,500 Confedrates. They did not win the battle but we're famous for its courage to charge against the Confedrates.

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