#23 Black Troops in the Civil War, 1863
Poster Caption: This 1890 print commemorates the heroic attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863 by the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment, one of the first black regiments in the Union army. Although the attack failed, the conduct of the 54th established the fitness and courage of African American soldiers. (Kurz & Allison, Chicago, Ill., 1890)
These posters are 22" x 30", full color, and printed on a semi-gloss white stock. Each one features a caption that places the image in historical context.