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eir regiments as were desirous of appointments in other colored organizations. No assurances were given of their receiving a higher grade than second lieutenancies. It is not known whether any nominations were made from the Fifty-fourth. During the interval of time between the arrival of the regiment and its muster-out, many changes of rank and duties occurred. Commissions were received for Quartermaster-Sergeant Vogelsang and First Sergeant Welch, of Company F, as second lieutenants, May 22. Applications being made for their muster, they were returned disapproved, and the commissions for some reason destroyed. Colonel Hallowell, determined that the precedent established in the case of Lieutenant Swails should be followed, appealed to higher authority, sending for new commissions. These colored men were finally mustered as officers, and ultimately promoted to first lieutenancies. Commissions were also issued to First Sergeant George E. Stephens, of Company B, and First Ser
Emilio, Luis F., History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry , 1863-1865, Roster of the Fifty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry. (search)
single; student; Salem. 2d Lt 30 Mch 63, must. 30 Mch; 1st Lt 14 Apl 63, must. 23 Apl; Capt 22 May 63, must. 23 May. Discharged 27 Mch 65 expiration of personal service. Other service:—Co. F 2. 10 Jly 34 W. Greenwich, R. I; single; engineer; Boston. 2d Lt 5 Mch 63, must. 20 Apl; 1st Lt 22 May 63, must. 30 May; Capt 19 Jly 63, must. 6 Jan 64. Resigned 19 Je 65. Wounded 18 Jly 63 Ft Wagd Lieut. 5 Aug 36 Topsham, Vt; single; shoemaker; Natick. 2d Lt 5 Mch 63; must. 23 Apl; 1st Lt 22 May 63, not must. Discharged 23 May 63 for promotion. Other service:— Co. I 2nd Mass. 25 May 61, nnati, O. 16 Dec 63; 20 Aug 65. $325. wall, Albert G. 20, sin.; tailor; Oberlin, O 12 May 63; 22 May 64 Morris Id. S. C.; dis. $50. Washington D. C. wall, John Sergt. 20, sin.; student; Oberlinisease. Henry, Thomas 17 Jan 65; 11 Mch 65 Hilton Head, S. C. $325. Newport, Fitz Henry —— 22 May 64 New York. Smith, Henry —— 25 Dec 63 Morris Id. S. C. Fever. Final Record cannot be