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During the Civil War, Grimes joined the chorus of Black leaders agitating for the enlistment of black soldiers and was rewarded in 1863 with the creation of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of the war’s first African American regiments.
Title: [Reverend Leonard Grimes, abolitionist, conductor on the Underground Railroad, and first pastor of Twelfth Baptist Church ("The Fugitives Church"), Boston] / G.H. Loomis, cartes de visite, 7 Tremont Row, Boston.
Contributor: Loomis, G. H. (Grove Hinman), 1823-1898, photographer