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 Posted: Tue Dec 27th, 2011 03:38 am
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20th Maine gets the credit for saving the day at Little Round Top by making the bayonet charge. 140th New York did not make the charge.

54th Mass is more recognized than the 1st S.C. I would say the media of the day had alot to do with it.  Also two of Fredrick Douglass's sons served in the regiment. Robert G. Shaw's parents were wealthy abolitonist and Fort Wagner added to their popularity. If you are talking modern day the movie Glory is a reason. Most history of the 54th give them as the first black Regiment.


Last edited on Tue Dec 27th, 2011 03:53 am by pender

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