Faces of the 54th Featured Enlisted Members of the 54th

Item contributed by Massachusetts Historical Society

In November 1863, Charles H. Arnum enlisted in the 54th, serving in Company E, and mustered out in November 1865. After the war he returned home to North Adams, Massachusetts and married Lucinda Jones, the sister of a fellow member of the 54th, Henry Jones. Arnum ran a trucking business for over 40 years in North Adams. He became extremely active in his local branch of the Grand Army of the Republic, serving as both commander and chaplain. At the time of his death in 1934 at the age of 90, he was one of only four remaining Civil War veterans in North Adams.

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Tintype, 1864, 10 cm x 6.5 cm.
From the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment photographs.
Photo. 72.1.

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