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They did throw blacks into mass graves at Fort Wagner, with no respect for the dead.
On this Memorial Day -. Let us remember. 1) the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (pictured…
Reenactment of The 54th Regiment the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil…
I'm remembering the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. They gave their lives in the Civil War for my right to exist. My deepest thanks.
On this day in labor history, the year was 1863. That was the day the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry...
Meet Colonel Robert Gould Shaw & the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on the Explore Georgia bl
A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry the 54th
The History of the Twenty-ninth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry by Willam H. Osborne
During the civil war, F.E. Warren served in the 49th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a non...
*William Carney was born on this date in 1842. He was a Black military officer. From Norfolk, Virginia, his mother was held in captivity with her free husband at the time of his birth. During Carney's early childhood, he received some schooling by a minister in secret. After the death of his mother's master in 1856, the entire family moved to New Bedford, Massachusetts. There on the wharf as a teenager William H. Carney assisted his father who joined many other freed Blacks who worked at sea. In 1863, President Lincoln was forced to allow Black soldiers into the Union Army because the North was losing the war. Carney enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, on of the first Black groups to be recruited by the North. At the time Black regiments were commanded by white officers. On July 18, 1863, the regiment faced entrenched Confederate forces at Fort Wagner. With Commander Shaw dead, a wounded William Carney dodged both bullets and bodies, and grabbed the Union flag. He rallied the troops by ...
Today in Black History: True Warrior!!! March 4, 1932 Andrew Jackson Smith, Medal of Honor recipient, died. Smith was born enslaved on September 3, 1843 in Kentucky. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Smith’s owner joined the Confederate military with the intention of taking Smith with him. When Smith learned of his intentions, he escaped and joined the Union Army. By November 30, 1864, Smith was serving as a corporal in the 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. On that day, he participated in the Battle of Honey Hill in South Carolina and his actions during the battle earned him the medal, America’s highest military decoration. His citation partially reads, “Forced into a narrow gorge crossing a swamp in the face of the enemy position, the 55th’s Color-Sergeant was killed by an exploding shell, and Corporal Smith took the Regimental Colors from his hand and carried them through heavy grape and canister fire. Although half of the officers and a third of the enlisted men engaged in the fight were ...
Denmark Vesey, originally Telemaque, (1767 – July 2, 1822) was an African-American man who was most famous for planning a slave rebellion in the United States in 1822. He was enslaved in South Carolina. After purchasing his freedom, he planned an extensive slave rebellion. Word of the plans was leaked, and authorities arrested the plot's leaders at Charleston, South Carolina, before the uprising could begin. Vesey and others were convicted and executed. Many antislavery activists came to regard Vesey as a hero. During the American Civil War, abolitionist Frederick Douglass used Vesey's name as a battle cry to rally African-American regiments, especially the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Although it was almost certainly not Vesey's actual home, the Denmark Vesey House at Charleston was named a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
Black History Month: "Buffalo Soldiers originally were members of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army, formed on September 21, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. This nickname was given to the *** Cavalry" by the Native American tribes they fought; the term eventually became synonymous with all of the African-American regiments formed in 1866. Although several African-American regiments were raised during the Civil War as part of the Union Army (including the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and the many United States Colored Troops Regiments), the "Buffalo Soldiers" were established by Congress as the first peacetime all-black regiments in the regular U.S. Army.[1] On September 6, 2005, Mark Matthews, who was the oldest living Buffalo Soldier, died at the age of 111. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery"
TODAYS LETHAL INJECTION TO THE MIND, BODY AND SOUL.Much respect to the Veterans who fought and died for us to progress in this country. Especially the forgotten unspoken veterans who have fought and died for us like the Black Panthers, Buffalo Soldiers, Tuskeegee Airmen, 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Toussant L'Overture, The Maroons of Jamaica Che, Malcolm X, Jomo Kenyatta and all the like who have fought for our freedom worldwide. MOST OF OUR HEROES GO UNSUNG.Hidden Colors is a must see. Inbox to get a copy for only $5. Also, a list of other thought provoking documentaries is available for the advancement of your academic mind.BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE MENTAL ASSASSINS.ASSASSINATING NEGATIVE MYTHS REGULARLY.LIKE US AT QUE INTERNATIONAL
Maj Isaac Harris Hooper Birth: Jul. 29, 1839 Brookline Norfolk County Massachusetts, USA Death: Apr. 12, 1873 Boston Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Son of Henry Northy and Priscilla Langdon (Harris) Hooper. From "The Story of the Fifteenth Regiment Massachusetts volunteer Infantry in the Civil War 1861 - 1864," by A. E. Ford, 1898: "His father, who was a brass manufacturer in Boston, on news of the attack on Sumter, telegraphed to his son who was then in Brooklyn: 'Harris, you know your duty.' His answer came at once: 'I leave to-night.' He served as a private in the Thirteenth Regiment, New York State Militia, May 14, to August 3, 1861. Soon after this term of service had expired he returned to his home. While there he was offered a commission by Governor Andrew. He accepted this, and entered the Fifteenth Massachusetts as a second-lieutenant, October 8, 1861." On 8 Oct 1861 Isaac mustered into service with the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenant, being credited to the quota of . ...
Ok, Generally in February, I try to at least once a week post something about African American History in our Country. I started this a couple of years ago, and I am a bit off this year, so going to make a post here of some people. DO THE RESEARCH, some REALLY inspirational people... Cathay Williams (September 1844 - 1892) was an American soldier. She is the first African American female to enlist, and the only documented to serve in the United States Army posing as a man under the pseudonym, William Cathay. The First South Carolina Volunteers was a Union Army regiment during the American Civil War. It was composed of escaped slaves from South Carolina and Florida. There had been previous attempts to form black units in New Orleans and Kansas, but they were not officially recognized. The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, whose exploits are memorialized in the film Glory, was formed afterwards and drew from free Northern blacks. Alexander Lucius Twilight (September 26, 1795 – June 19, 1857), born .. ...
Magic Lantern Film Society presents "Glory" on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. "Glory" is based on the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first formal unit of the US Army to be made up entirely of African American men, as told from the point of view of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, its commanding officer during the Civil War. Starring Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington - who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of an ex-slave turned soldier. A don't miss film!
Captain Robert Gould Shaw leads a company of Union soldiers from a Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in an attack on Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam, on September 17, 1862. His regiment suffers heavy losses, Shaw is wounded, and later loses consciousness. He is awakened by a black gravedigger named John Rawlins and sent to a field hospital. While receiving medical attention, Shaw is told that President Lincoln is on the verge of passing the Emancipation Proclamation; freeing slaves in rebel held territory. While on leave in Boston, Shaw is promoted to Colonel, and given command of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the first all-black regiment. He accepts, and asks his friend, Cabot Forbes, to be his second-in-command. Their first volunteer soldier is another of Shaw's friends, an educated black man named Thomas Searles. Many more men join the regiment; including an escaped slave named Trip, a free black man named Jupiter Sharts, as well as the gravedigger Rawlins. At the military camp, ...
Regimental history of the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, one of the Civil War regiments that made up the famous Irish Brigade, and online headquarters of the recreated 28th Massachusetts, a New England-based living history organization and reenactment unit. Information on the original regime...
As dusk fell on the evening of July 18, 1863, about 600 men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry assembled on a beach near Charleston, South Carolina. At the shout “Forward, Fifty-fourth!” they began to move across a narrow spit of sand toward Fort Wagner, a massive sand-and-wood Confederate stronghold with walls that rose thirty feet high. As they neared the fort, a storm of cannonballs and bullets tore into the blue-coated line. The 54th Massachusetts was a Northern black regiment organized shortly after Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Its ranks were full of young men who volunteered to fight because they knew that if blacks helped win the Civil War, no one could ever think of them as slaves again. Twenty-three-year-old Sergeant William Carney helped lead the assault on Fort Wagner. At his side ran Sergeant John Wall, carrying the American flag. When enemy fire struck Wall down, Carney threw his rifle aside and grasped the colors before they hit the ground. As he presse ...
in 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and Robert Gould Shaw are decimated storming Fort Wagner in SC.
Question of the Day # 856: "Who was Mary Jo Kopechne?" Bonus questions a.) What was the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry? b.) What semi-conductor chip maker was founded in Santa Clara, California in 1968? c.) Who was James Oliver Huberty? d.) Who was David Farragut?
The Civil War Letters of Joseph K. Taylor of the Thirty-Seventh Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (Studies in Ame...
Today is Monday, May 28, the 149th day of 2012. There are 217 days left in the year. This is the Memorial Day observance. Today's Highlight in History: On May 28, 1912, the Senate Commerce Committee issued its report on the sinking of the Titanic. Sen. William Alden Smith, R-Mich., chairman of the special subcommittee that looked into the disaster, cited a "state of absolute unpreparedness," improperly tested safety equipment and an "indifference to danger" on the part of the ship's captain, Edward Smith, as being among the causes of an "unnecessary tragedy." On this date: In 1533, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, declared the marriage of England's King Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn valid. In 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, made up of freed blacks, left Boston to fight for the Union in the Civil War. In 1892, the Sierra Club was organized in San Francisco. In 1918, the Battle of Cantigny (kahn-tee-NYEE') began during World War I as American troops captured the French town from th ...
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