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Death report of the leader of the celebrated 54th Regiment...
Item # 636298
December 4, 1863
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Dec. 4, 1863
* Rare anti-slavery Civil War era title
* 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment
* African American - colored troops
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).
This issue includes content on the Massachusetts 54th Regiment. The 54th Massachusetts saw extensive federal service in the Union Army during the Civil War, being one of the first official Black units in the United States military. The regiment was authorized in March, 1863, by the governor of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew, and was commanded by Colonel Robert Shaw. In 1989 a movie was made on this regiment, titled "Glory", starring Matthew Broderick.
Page three has a report with small head: "The Fifty-Fourth Regiment" which begins: "The following deaths are reported in the 54th regiment..." followed by the list of names and a few other details (see).
Great to have this content concerning the Mass. 54th in an anti-slavery newspaper.
Four pages, a few foxing spots, two very small holes, nice condition.