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54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Carte de Visite Album

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ca. 1863-1865

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Collection Summary

Abstract

This album contains 43 carte-de-visite photographs collected by Capt. Richard Henry Lee Jewett of members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first Black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War.

Sources

Emilio, Luis F. A Brave Black Regiment: The History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865. Boston: Boston Book Co., 1891.

Collection Description

This album contains 43 carte-de-visite photographs collected by Capt. Richard Henry Lee Jewett of members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment, the first Black regiment raised in the North during the Civil War. Subjects depicted include Jewett, Col. Robert Gould Shaw, Edward N. Hallowell, and several African-African members of the regiment, among others. There are also several photographs of Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.), Fort Pulaski (Ga.), and the regiment's military offices at Hilton Head, S.C., as well as one portrait of Frederick Douglass, whose sons served with the 54th, and several portraits of officers belonging to other regiments, including the 35th United States Colored Troops. The collection contains cartes de visite and one tintype photograph, and all were taken ca. 1863-1865. Photographers include James Wallace Black and John Adams Whipple of Boston, Mass., as well as H. C. Foster of Charleston, S.C., among many others.

Acquisition Information

Gift of F. F. Jewett, Mar. 1932.

Arrangement

The photographs in this collection are arranged in the order in which they appear in the album.

Detailed Description of the Collection

p. 1#103.1 digitized
"Sally Port at Fort Sumter from inside. Feb 1865."Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.
p. 2#103.2 digitized
"Fort Pulaski, Ga."Taken by H. P. Moore, Concord, N.H.
p. 3#103.3 digitized
Shaw, Robert Gould. Colonel.Taken by Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Col Shaw."

p. 4#103.4 digitized
Hallowell, Edward Needles. Lieutenant ColonelTaken by Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Lieut-Col. Hallowell."

p. 5#103.5 digitized
Harper, John W. Corporal.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "JW Harper, 1st Corporal. Co. K 54th Reg."

p. 6#103.6 digitized
Appleton, John M. W. Major.Taken by A. Sonrel, 46 School Street, Boston.

Caption: "Major Appleton."

p. 7#103.7 digitized
Pope, George. Major.Taken by Case & Getchell, 299½ Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Major Pope."

p. 8#103.8 digitized
Bridges, Watson W. Captain.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Capt. Bridges."

p. 9#103.9 digitized
Simpkins, William H. Captain.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Capt Simpkins Killed at Wagner."

p. 10#103.10 digitized
Russell, Cabot Jackson. Captain.Taken by Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Capt Russell Killed at Wagner."

p. 11#103.11 digitized
Jones, Edward L. Captain.Taken by J. W. Black, 173 Washington Street, Boston.

Capt Jones

p. 12#103.12 digitized
Emilio, Luis F. Captain Taken by D. W. Bowdoin, Downing Block, Salem.

Caption: "Capt Emilis"

p. 13#103.13 digitized
Douglass, Frederick.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Unknown."

p. 14#103.14 digitized
Appleton, Thomas L. Captain.Taken by Fisher Bro's, 113 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Capt Appleton."

p. 15#103.15 digitized
Howard, Willard. Captain.Taken by S. Masury, 289 Washington Street, Boston.
p. 16#103.16 digitized
Reed, Lewis. Lieutenant.Taken by H. C. Foster, Charleston, S.C.

Caption: "Lieut Reed."

p. 17#103.17 digitized
Ritchie, John. Quartermaster.Taken by J. W. Black, 173 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Q.M. Ritchie."

p. 18#103.18 digitized
Bridgham, Charles B. Assistant Surgeon.Taken by G. H. Loomis, 7 Tremont Row, Boston.

Caption: Lieut Reed."

p. 19#103.19 digitized
Emerson, Edward B. Captain.Taken by Dewey's Gallery, 47 North Street, Pittsfield, Mass.

Caption: "Capt Emerson."

p. 20#103.20 digitized
Bridgham, Thomas S. Lieutenant.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.

Caption: "Lieut Bridgham."

p. 21#103.21 digitized
Duren, Charles M. Lieutenant.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Lieut Duran."

p. 22
Photograph missing.

Caption: "Lt. Chas. Jewett."

p. 23#103.22 digitized
Littlefield, Henry W. Lieutenant.Taken by S. Masury, 289 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Lieut Littlefield."

p. 24#103.23 digitized
Tomlinson, Ezekial G. Lieutenant.Taken by Turner's, 808 Chestnut St., Philadelphia.

Caption: "Lieut Tomlinson."

p. 25#103.24 digitized
Pease, Giles M. Assistant Surgeon.Taken by Clifford & Shapleigh, 18½ Winter Street, Boston.

Caption: "Dr Pease."

p. 26#103.25 digitized
Nutt, William. Lieutenant-Colonel.Taken by G. W. Beal, Post Office Building, No. Main Street, Natick.

Caption: "Lieut-Col Nutt."

p. 27#103.26 digitized
Ellsworth, Thomas F. Captain.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.
p. 28#103.27 digitized
Batchelder, Holland N. First Lieutenant.Taken by Sam. A. Cooley, Beaufort, S.C.
p. 29#103.28 digitized
Hooper, Henry N. Lieutenant-Colonel.Taken by J. W. Black, 173 Washington St., Boston.

Caption: "Lieut-Col Hooper."

p. 30#103.29 digitized
Stevenson, Thomas G. Brigadier General.Taken by J. W. Black, 163 & 173 Washington St., Boston.

Caption: "Brig Genl. Stevenson."

p. 31#103.30 digitized
Ames, William. Lieutenant-Colonel.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Col. Ames 3d R. I. Arty."

p. 32#103.31 digitized
Jewett, Richard Henry Lee. Captain.Photographer unknown.

Caption: "Capt Jewett."

p. 33#103.32 digitized
Russell, Cabot Jackson. Captain.Taken by Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston.

Caption: "Capt Russell Killed at Wagner

p. 34#103.33 digitized
Edwards, George. Captain.Taken by G. T. Lape, Chatham St., N.Y.

Caption: "Capt Edwards New York Engineer."

p. 35#103.34 digitized
Bennett, Augustus G. Lieutenant-Colonel.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.

Caption: "Lieut Col Bennett."

p. 36#103.35 digitized
McKay, George F. Captain.Photographer unknown.
p. 37#103.36 digitized
Stonehouse, Henry V. Captain.Photographer unknown.
p. 38#103.37 digitized
Moore, Miles. Private. Musician.Photographer unknown.
p. 39#103.38 digitized
Harper, John W. Corporal.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.

Caption: "Corporal Harper."

p. 40#103.39 digitized
Bush, James W. Sergeant.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.
p. 41#103.40 digitized
Monroe, Henry A. Musician.Photographer unknown.
p. 42#103.41 digitized
Palmer, Joseph A. Sergeant.Taken by H. C. Foster, Morris Island, S.C.
p. 43#103.42 digitized
"Genl. Fosters Head Qrs. Hilton Head, S. C."Photographer unknown.
p. 44#103.43 digitized
"Provost Marshalls Office Hilton Head, S.C. "Photographer unknown.

Preferred Citation

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment carte de visite album, Photo. Coll. 103, Massachusetts Historical Society Photo Archives.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Persons:

Black, James Wallace, 1825-1896, photographer.
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895--Photographs.
Foster, H.C., photographer.
Hallowell, Edward N., d.1871--Photographs.
Jewett, Richard Henry Lee.
Jewett, Richard Henry Lee--Photographs.
Shaw, Robert Gould, 1837-1863--Photographs.
Whipple, John Adams, 1822-1891, photographer.

Organizations:

United States. Army. African American troops--Photographs.
United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)--Photographs.

Subjects:

African American soldiers--Massachusetts--Photographs.
Card photograph albums.
Cartes de visite.
Fort Pulaski (Ga.)--Photographs.
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.)--Photographs.
Hilton Head Island (S.C.)--Photographs.
Military camps--Photographs.
Soldiers--Photographs.
Tintypes.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American--Photographs.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs.