Currier & Ives The gallant charge of the fifty fourth Massachusetts (colored) Regiment. On the rebel works at Fort Wagner, Morris Island, near Charleston, July 18th, 1863, and death of Colonel Robt. G. Shaw.
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Portrays African American soldiers carrying a United States flag which reads "54th Mass" on the stripes section of the flag as they meet a battle line of Confederate troops. There are 2 prints of this image, with different colorization, both are listed as GLC02881.23. For another depiction of this event, refer to GLC00317.02.
Currier & Ives created prints 1857-1907. Before 1857, the company went by several names, including N. Currier and Stodart & Currier. In July 1863, Robert Gould Shaw died leading the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment in an assault on Confederate Battery Wagner.
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