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

Item contributed by Museum of African American History, Boston & Nantucket

The son of Frederick and Anna Douglass, Lewis Douglass held a job as a printer in Rochester, New York. At age 22, Douglass enlisted in the 54th Regiment on March 25, 1863. He was promoted to Sergeant Major a month later and remained on active duty until his discharge on August 20, 1865.

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Photograph, Carte de visite. Taken by John G. Case and William Henry Getchell in Boston, Massachusetts, ca. 1863-1865. Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket, 2011.005.12.

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