Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Francis G. Shaw” in chapter 1 of Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865:

...s to begin recruiting under it before the Government could reconsider the matter. One of his first steps was to transmit the following letter, outlining his plans:— Boston, Jan. 30, 1863. Francis G. Shaw , Esq., Staten Island, N. Y. Dear sir,—As you may have seen by the newspapers, I am about to raise a colored regiment in Massachusetts. This I cannot but regard as perhaps the most importa...

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