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 Posted: Mon Apr 2nd, 2012 05:38 am
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There's another problem with the Fort Wagner comments is that the 2nd Battle of Fort Wagner took place July 18, 1863. That's the battle being refered to in

Black soldiers led by major generals David Bell Birney and William Birney took the race far above the first tentative queries, “will they fight?” proven by the 45th Massachusetts at Fort Wagner, South Carolina,

Well the problem is that by July 18, 1863 there was no 45th Mass. The 45th Massachusetts had been mustered out ten days before the battle took place.(http://www.massachusettscivilwar.com/) That's still three days before the First Battle of Fort Wagner. Also, it was Colonel Robert Gould Shaw who led the the 54th Mass.

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