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Sergeant Henry F. Steward

Sergeant Henry F. Steward Hand-colored ambrotype
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[ This description is from the project: MHS 225th Anniversary ]

Henry Steward was a 23-year-old farmer from Adrian, Michigan, when he enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the first black Civil War regiment raised in the North. As a non-commissioned officer, Steward was active in recruitment for the regiment. He died of disease at Morris Island, South Carolina, on 27 September 1863.