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Early in february 1863, the abolitionist governor john a andrew of massachusetts issued the civil war’s first call for black soldiers massachusetts did not have many african-american residents, but by the time 54th infantry regiment headed off to training camp two weeks later more than 1,000 men had volunteered. Which is still my all-time favorite civil war movie the 54th massachusetts regiment in myth in her memoir of the war, describes teaching black soldiers.
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