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Age Suitability Teens and up

Lest We Forget: The Massachusetts 54th

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 12:00p to 1:00p

Join and commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Massachusetts Fifty-fourth Regiment's attack against Fort Wagner, South Carolina. The 54th was the first military unit consisting of black soldiers to be raised in the North during the Civil War. The passage of the Emancipation Proclamation in December of 1862 provided the impetus for the use of free black men as soldiers, and Massachusetts was the first to respond with the formation of the 54th Regiment.

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Massachusetts Historical Society
1154 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-1608
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