54th Massachusetts Regiment Facts

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54th Mass regiment attack on Fort Wagner

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As the American Civil War progressed there was a push by many abolitionist to allow black soldiers to join the Union Army. There were many doubters who thought black soldiers would not be disciplined enough and would turn and run at the first sign of danger. In July of 1863 the black 54th Massachusetts Regiment would quiet all doubters with their brave assault on Fort Wagner in South Carolina. On this page is a list of interesting facts about the 54th Massachusetts Regiment including these brave black soldiers assault on Fort Wagner, when the regiment was formed, and where they fought. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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