The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops

The 54th Mass. Infantry Regiment, US Colored Troops (HMTZW)

Location: Mercersburg, PA 17236 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 49.206', W 77° 54.341'

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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.
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HM NumberHMTZW
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Year Placed2009
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 9:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 251302 N 4411830
Decimal Degrees39.82010000, -77.90568333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.206', W 77° 54.341'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 12.36" N, 77° 54' 20.46" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99 Bennett Ave, Mercersburg PA 17236, US
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