54th Massachusetts Regiment

The Whilden House served as Union headquarters after the fall of Mount Pleasant in February 1865. Among the occupying troops was the first black volunteer 54th Mass. regiment. Under the command of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, this unit was made famous by its assault on Battery Wagner in February 1865. The regiment mustered out in Mount Pleasant in August 1865

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54th Massachusetts assault on Battery Wagner

54th Massachusetts assault on Battery Wagner

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54th Massachusetts Colonel Robert G. Shaw

54th Massachusetts Colonel Robert G. Shaw

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54th Massachusetts officers 1863

54th Massachusetts officers 1863

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Marker Ceremony

Marker Ceremony

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Marker Ceremony

Marker Ceremony

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Town of Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, “54th Massachusetts Regiment,” Mount Pleasant Historical, accessed August 17, 2017, http://mountpleasanthistorical.org/items/show/73.

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