Legacy of the 54th

Item contributed by National Parks of Boston

This photograph from The Guardian June 3, 1939 depicts Rev. Dr. E. George Biddle, last surviving member of the Robert A. Bell Post, 134, G.A.R., and one of the only survivors of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment at the time. Reverend Biddle participated in the 1939 Memorial Day exercises at age 94. He died the following year.

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"REV. E. GEO. BIDDLE," The Guardian (Boston, Massachusetts), June 3, 1939.

Transcription: "REV. E. GEO. BIDDLE Who was one of the very G.A.R. survivors able to participate in Memorial Day Services – Is Chaplain of Mass. State Dept."

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