Massachusetts 54th Regiment

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Massachusetts 54th Regiment

massachusetts 54th regiment robert smalls emancipation proclamation

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Aaad-A 150 - Surv Cultr of Black Americans

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AAAD 150 1nd Edition Lecture 10 Outline of Last Lecture I. Watched “Glory” Outline of Current Lecture II. Robert Smalls III. Massachusetts 54th Regiment IV. Emancipation and Proclamation Current Lecture I. Robert Smalls  An enslaved man, who, after the civil war, became a sea captain and a politician  He freed himself, his crew and their families from slavery by taking over the confederate transport ship and was able to sail to freedom by traveling beyond the Federal Blockade II. Massachusetts 54th Regiment  Best known USCT (US colored troop) and the subject of the film “Glory”  2 of Douglass’s sons volunteered (Lewis and Charles)  End of 1863  70+ regiments were formed and serving  Confederates hated the idea of armed black soldiers and they did what they could to show this hatred  Led assault on Fort Wagner o Very courageous o Lost ½ of men and had to retreat o Still were not exempt from discrimination III. Emancipation and Proclamation  Preliminary (First) o Pertained only to the Confederate States o Followed a bloody Union victory in battle of Antietam o 4 slave states in Union rejected plea for emancipation  Final (Second) o It provided for the enrollment of freedmen into military service o Applied only to confederate states o Did not meet goal of permanent emancipation These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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