Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Staten Island, N. Y.” in chapter 1 of Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865:
...der 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 important corps to be organized dur...
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