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commission in the Fifty-fourth, which bore date of February 7. He reported to the Governor, and received orders to begin recruiting. An office was taken in Cambridge Street, corner of North Russell, upstairs, in a building now torn down. On February 16, the following call was published in the columns of the Boston Journal:— To Colored men. Wanted. Good men for the Fifty-fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers of African descent, Col. Robert G. Shaw. $100 bounty at expiration of t everywhere gave up their avocations, headed the enlistment rolls, and persuaded others to join them. Most memorable of all the meetings held in aid of recruiting the Fifty-fourth was that at the Joy Street Church, Boston, on the evening of February 16, which was enthusiastic and largely attended. Robert Johnson, Jr., presided; J. R. Sterling was the Vice-President, and Francis Fletcher Secretary. In opening, Mr. Johnson stated the object of the gathering. He thought that another year wo
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Chapter 14: Charleston and Savannah. (search)
ssible to longer pursue that route, then moved back. We were on a causeway, and in turning around, a wagon stalled and was abandoned. The Fifty-fourth secured from it one hundred and thirty pairs of trousers and three hundred pairs of shoes, free of government charges. After one of the hardest marches the Fifty-fourth ever made, we reached Salkehatchie fort at 3 A. M. on the 16th. Our advance troops were, on the 15th, at the junction of the roads to Jacksonboro and Parker's Ferry. February 16, Colonel Hallowell was directed to move forward again by way of Combahee Ferry; and at 9 A. M. the Fifty-fourth proceeded, with the usual rests, over a rough country. Much standing water was found in places, and at times the wading was knee-deep. In the afternoon we came to a higher point, where a view of the region bordering the river was obtained. Spread below us was the finest tract we saw in the South,—a cultivated country, thickly spotted with plantations. It was the famous and f
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
Beaufort, S. C. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Jackson, Thomas 21, —— —— Lenox. 5 Mch 63; died 31 Mch 65 Insane Hos. Washington, D. C. Epilepsy.— Jackson, William N. 21, sin.; farmer; Hudson, N. Y. 10 Mch 63; died 16 Oct 63 Morris Id. S. C. Consumption. $50. Jarvis, George 18, sin.; laborer; Sheffield. 9 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Jarvis, George W. 24, mar.; hair dresser; Greenfield. 23 Oct. 63; 21 Sep 65 Boston. $325. Johnson, Nathaniel H. 24, mar.; carpenter; Sheffield. 16 Feb. 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Johnson, Norman 22, sin.; farmer; Sheffield. 26 Feb 63; rejected. Drafted 15 Jly 63; 20 Aug 64 Morris Id, S. C.; dis. —— Westfield. Johnson, Peter B. 29, mar.; turner; Springfield. 4 Mch 63; missing 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagner. $50. Jones, Henry E. 19, sin.; farmer; Lanesborough. 30 Nov 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. Jones, William Henry 44, mar.; store keeper; Boston. 10 Feb 64; 22 Sep 64 Morris Id. S. C.; dis. $50. Kane, Charles 28, sin.; laborer; Buffalo, N. Y