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ends of the movement. While recruiting, Lieutenant Grace was often insulted by such remarks as, There goes the captain of the Negro Company! He thinks the negroes will fight! They will turn and run at the first sight of the enemy! His little son was scoffed at in school because his father was raising a negro company to fight the white men. Previous to departure, the New Bedford recruits and their friends gathered for a farewell meeting. William Berry presided; prayer was offered by Rev. Mr. Grimes; and remarks were made by Lieutenant-Colonel Hallowell, Lieutenant Grace, C. B. H. Fessenden, Ezra Wilson, Rev. Mr. Kelly, Wesley Furlong, and Dr. Bayne. A collation at A. Taylor and Company's followed. Temporarily the recruits took the name of Morgan Guards, in recognition of kindnesses from S. Griffiths Morgan. At camp the New Bedford men,—some seventy-five in number,—with others from that place and elsewhere, became Company C, the representative Massachusetts company. Only one
the monotony of camp life was broken by some noteworthy event. On April 21, a visit was received from the Ladies' Committee. Mrs. Governor Andrew, Mrs. W. B. Rogers, Mrs. E. D. Cheney, Mrs. C. M. Severance, Miss Abby W. May, Judge Russell, Rev. Mr. Grimes, Charles W. Slack, and J. H. Stevenson were of the party. Another event was the review by Governor Andrew and Secretary Chase in the afternoon of April 30, the President's Fast Day. The line was formed with eight hundred and fifty men; and lag, a State color, an emblematic banner of white silk with the figure of the Goddess of Liberty, and the motto, Liberty, Loyalty, and Unity, and another with a cross upon a blue field, and the motto, In Hoc Signo Vinces. By invitation, the Rev. Mr. Grimes offered an appropriate prayer. Governor Andrew then stepped forward; and the flow of eloquent words delivered with the earnestness which characterized him, heightened by the occasion, will never be forgotten by those that heard his voice.
rs made announcement of the event, indicated the route, and requested the display of the national colors and that refreshments be served on the march. September 2, the Fifty-fourth at 9 A. M. landed at Commercial Wharf from the tugs Uncle Sam, William H. Stroud, and another. There it was received by the Fourteenth Unattached Company Massachusetts Volunteer Militia (Shaw Guards, colored), Capt. Lewis Gaul; the Hallowell Union Association, A. M. Hewlett, marshal; a delegation from the Rev. William Grimes's Twelfth Baptist Society; and many citizens, accompanied by Gilmore's Band, —all under direction of J. J. Smith, chief marshal. The Boston Brigade Band was also provided for the Fifty-fourth. After the regiment had landed and passed the escort, the column moved from Commercial to State Street. This thoroughfare was thronged with people, who greeted the veterans with repeated cheers. Great enthusiasm was displayed; and the passing of the colors was especially honored. As the F
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
, William 20, sin.; laborer; Champaign, O. 14 Apl 63; died 11 Oct 63 Regtl. Hos. of disease. $50. Franklin, Stephen 40, mar.; blacksmith; Dayton, O. 14 Apl 63; 12 Jly 65 Worcester; dis. Wounded 30 Nov 64 Honey Hill, S. C. $50. garrison, William 25, sin.; laborer; Chambersburg, Pa. 12 May 63; 21 May 64 Morris Id S. C; dis. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Pittsburgh, Pa. Goodwin, John 25, sin.; farmer; Fredericktown, Md. 20 Apl. 63; died 3 Sep 63 Morris Id. S. C. of disease. $50. Grimes, Romeo 34, mar.; laborer; Newberne, N. C. 17 Aug 63; 20 Aug 65. Grimmidge, Benjamin 18, mar.; farmer; Canada. 9 Apl 63; died of wounds 15 Nov 63. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft. Wagner. $50. Haines, William 19, mar., boatman, Schuylkill, Pa. 12 Apl 63; 20 Aug. 65. $50. Atlantic City, N. J. Hamilton, Alfred 18; single; farmer; Yates Co. N. Y. 9 Apl 63; 20 Augt 65. $50. Harding, Cornelius 41; mar.; barber; Utica N. Y. 9 Apl 63; 20 Aug 65. $50. Harris, Hill 26, mar.; farmer; Jackson, La.
s Neck, S. C., 262, 263, 264. Grahamville, S. C., 238, 239, 240. Grant, U. S., 140, 185, 288. Gray, W. H. W., 129. Greek fire, 145. Green, A. M., 12. Green, Fort, 134, 191, 192, 219, 234. Green, John, 304. Green Pond, S. C., 275. Green, Samuel A., 64. Gregg, Fort, 70, 111, 119, 121, 123, 128,, 134, 138, 139, 143, 194, 232, 314. Gregg, William, 312. Gregory's Landing, S. C., 262, 263, 264.. Gregory's Plantation, 258. Grimball, Thomas, 53, 56. Grimball's Causeway, 201. Grimes, William, 10, 23, 25, 318. Grover, Cuvier, 287, 288. Guarding Confederate officers, 222. Guerillas, 275, 280. Gurney, William, 188, 189, 194, 206, 207, 311, 314. H. H Company, 20, 38, 55, 59, 75, 97, 119, 135, 144, 145, 148, 150, 158, 164, 183, 186, 190, 191, 192, 198, 207, 219, 221, 223, 234, 237, 238, 245, 249, 262, 263,. 266, 273, 275, 285, 286, 291, 292, 293,. 304, 309, 310, 311, 312, 317. Habits, 22. Hackett, John, 282. Hagen, Dr., 293. Haggerty, Miss, 5. Hagood, John