Massachusetts 54th Exhibit
A look at the Massachusetts 54th All African- American unit
Training of the Massachusetts 54th
Their Arrival in South Carolina
The arrival in South Carolina was somewhere they knew they had memories at. Some even came back to see families.
Their 1st Assignment in South Carolina
The first assignment was for them to get supplies, and the false assignment was the only people there and shooting house. They got supplies before they burn the town with torches.
No Fighting just Manual Labor for the Massachusetts 54th
Their 1st Battle Assignment on James Island
The Massachusetts 54th Volunteers for the Attack on Fort Wagner
The Attack on Fort Wagner
The outcome was very harsh. They had a lot of people die, and Colonel Shaw died too. When the war was over, they pull all the dead bodies in the sand, and most were stacked on top of each other.