Civil War - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records

Records: 46,613 · Complete: 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 - MA 54th Infantry Regiment Records
Total Records
Records: 46,613 · Complete: 100%
Content Source
The National Archives logoThe National Archives
Publication Number:
M1659
Record Group:
94
Published on Fold3
July 3, 2012
Last Updated
August 10, 2012
Description
NARA M1659. These are records of one of the first black Union regiments formed in the Civil War.