The Massachusetts 54th Exhibit

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Who Were The Massachusetts 54th

The Massachusetts 54th was a regiment of colored people. Lincoln organized it because he needed more men and he was experimenting to see if it was a good idea to have colored people in the war.

(picture on the bottom) I chose this picture because they were volunteering for the war.

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Training of the Massachusetts 54th

The volunteers had to learn how to learn how to march correctly and use load and shoot the gun correctly and fast. They were trained hard by there trainer Sargent Major Mulcahy.

(picture on the bottom) I choose this picture because it was The Major training them.

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Facing Discrimination

The soldiers faced lots of ways of being discriminated. One being they were given 10 dollars instead of 13 because they were black. Another way the were discriminated was that they were used for manual labor.

(picture on the bottom) I chose this picture because the colored people were given 10 dollars instead of 13 dollars.

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Their 1st Assignment in South Carolina

The 54th was assigned to go get "supply's". But what they really did was follow another regiment to a town and take their gold and burn the town.

(picture on the bottom) I choose this picture because it was them at the town raiding it.

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No Fighting Just Manual Labor for the Massachusetts 54th

The Massachusetts 54th has ordered to cut down trees and do other manual labor for the guy who was in charge at their camp.
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Their 1st Battle Assignment on James Island

The Battle was in a forest area. The 54th lined up and the confederacy charged with horses and then retreated. The 54th thought they won but then the Confederacy came in a line. They lined up and shot each other. Then went hand to hand and the 54th won.

(picture at the bottom) I choose this picture because they fought in the forest.

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The Massachusetts 54th Volunteer for the Attack in Fort Wagner

The fist Group to attack the fort is the 54th. They have to go in groups because they need to distract the guns and cannons until the union gets in there. So the first few groups are going to die because they are running up to guns.
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The Attack on Fort Wagner

The 54th got into the walls of the Fort and then the others did too.

(picture on bottom) I choose this picture because they got up the sand to get to the Fort.

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The Outcome

The outcome was that the most of the 54th died and where buried into the trench.

(picture on the bottom) I choose this picture because they got into the Fort.

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The Impact

The Impact the Massachusetts had on the war was that more African Americans joined after.

(picture on the bottom) I choose this picture because more African American joined.

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