Civil War - Union - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records record example

    Civil War - Union - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records

    Records: 46,613Complete: 100%

    The records include letters and endorsements sent and received; orders issued and received; descriptive lists; quarterly, monthly, and annual returns; muster rolls; and miscellaneous papers. Men in the 54th were predominantly black, though most officers were white. The regiment was formed early in 1863, trained near Boston, and ultimately saw action in South Carolina later that year. Pair these records with compiled service records for the 54th (available on Fold3) for a rich history of the men who served.

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    Publication Title
    Civil War - Union - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records
    Total Records
    46,613Complete: 100%
    Content Source
    The National Archives logoThe National Archives
    Publication Number
    M1659
    Record Group
    94
    Published on Fold3
    03 Jul 2012
    Last Updated
    10 Aug 2012
    Description
    NARA M1659. These are records of one of the first black Union regiments formed in the Civil War.