The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment US Colored Troops - Mercersburg Pennsylvania
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N 39° 49.208 W 077° 54.342
18S E 251301 N 4411834
Quick Description: The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment US Colored Troops - Mercersburg Pennsylvania.The resting place of 13 members of the 54th Massachusetts
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/7/2021 5:16:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM13MG9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
Marker Text: In 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment was among the first Civil War combat units open to African Americans. Troops from Pennsylvania made up more than 20 percent of the acclaimed unit. Mercersburg was second only to Philadelphia in mustering volunteers from the Commonwealth. The valor shown by the regiment improved regard for Black soldiers and helped spur recruiting. Of 38 USCT Civil War veterans buried here, 13 served in the 54th Mass.
Marker Name: 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (The)

County: Franklin

Date Dedicated: 11/7/2009

Marker Type: Roadside

Location: Zion Union Cemetery, Bennett Ave., Mercersburg

Category: African American, Civil War, Military

Website: [Web Link]

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