Massachusetts Fifty-fourth

1863 June

On June 3 one of the companies sailed to Hilton Head, South Carolina. On June 10 some of the 54th troop were forced to loot and burn the small town of Darien, Georgia, of no military import. Shaw protested the burning and the degradation of the high purpose of the regiment.

Map of Charleston and vicinity, drawn for The Soldier in Our Civil War (New York, 1884), Old Dartmouth Historical Society-New Bedford Whaling Museum

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