A Look at the Massachusetts 54th
All African American Unit
Who were the Massachusetts 54th?
All kinds of African Americans joined to fight for their freedom, from businessmen to farmhands with all degrees of education.
The picture to the right shows the volunteers marching with their commander.
Training of the Massachusetts 54th
Their Arrival in South Carolina
Their 1st Assignment in South Carolina
No Fighting, Just Manual Labor for the Massachusetts 54th
Their 1st Battle Assignment on James Island
The picture below shows the clash of troops in their first battle.
The Massachusetts 54th Volunteers for the Attack on Fort Wagner
The picture below shows the Massachusetts 54 charging the fort.
The Attack on Fort Wagner
The picture Below shows the the fighting for the fort.