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Death of members of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment...



Item # 568618

September 25, 1863

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, September 25, 1863 

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Recruiting "colored" soldiers for the Civil War

This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).

Page three features "Death of Members of Mass 54th." notes the names of two soldiers that had been killed by friendly fire (see). Also near this report is: "The best sharpshooters at Charleston are said to be negroes. Five of them recently captured were splendidly armed." and a bit further on is: "...Capt. J.W.Ames of the regular army...has been appointed colonel of the colored regiment which has just been raised in Pennsylvania..." (see)

Another brief reportg is headed: "New Company of Colored Volunteers" and notes the officers for: "...a company of colored volunteer militia..." (see). This is followed by: "The Corps D'Afrique" noting: "...authorized under the auspices of Gen. Banks, 15,000 colored soldiers have already been mustered into the service & recruits are still coming in rapidly..." (see).

Also in this issue are: "The Colored Soldiers Captured Before Charleston" with some details (see), and "Colored Seamen in the Navy" among other war-related articles.

Great to have this content in an anti-slavery newspaper.

Complete in four pages, in very nice condition.

Category: Yankee

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