Item contributed by Massachusetts Historical Society
Several regiments such as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, camped in Beaufort on Port Royal Island, South Carolina. Here, these regiments, which included cavalry and artillery units, fortified the island facing Confederate territory.
This photograph is included in Captain Luis Emilio’s collection of photographs related to the regiment, now at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Photograph, circa 1863-1864, 7.4 cm x 7.5 cm.
From the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment photographs.