Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Massachusetts” in chapter 1 of Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865:
...areer, on April 19, 1861, he marched with his regiment, the Seventh New York National Guard, to the relief of Washington.
He applied for and received a commission as second lieutenant in the Second Massachusetts Infantry; and after serving with his company and on the staff of Gen. George H. Gordon, he was promoted to a captaincy.
Colonel Shaw was of medium height, with light hair and fair complexion, of pl...
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