While the story of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment began when President Abraham Lincoln called for the raising of Black regiments in 1863, its legacy continues to inspire us today. To recognize this Regiment’s profound contributions to the Civil War and the country’s ongoing fight for social justice, various historical, cultural, and community institutions have come together to present the following galleries that embody the long history of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.
By exploring photographs, documents, and objects, immerse yourself in galleries relating to the soldiers of the 54th, their service, their supporters, and the creation and the legacy of the Memorial made in their honor.
Thank you to the contributors to these galleries:
- Harvard University
- Historic New England
- Hyde Park Historical Society
- Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
- Library of Congress
- Massachusetts Historical Society
- Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket
- National Parks of Boston
- Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections
- Saint-Gaudens National Historical Park
- State Library of Massachusetts