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

Item contributed by Massachusetts Historical Society

This photograph depicts Richard Gomar (also referred to as Richard Gomer and Richard Gomes), wearing the membership badge of the Grand Army of the Republic, circa 1880.  Gomar served as a Private within Company H. of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first Black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War.

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Tintype, circa 1880, 8.5 cm x 6 cm.
From the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment photographs.
Photo. 72.4.

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