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Re: Strelets, Please 54 Regiment Black Heros

Hi

Just some general comments.

The OP writes about the 54th Massachusetts. However, there were many more black regiments in the Union Army. Almost 200,000 blacks served as Union soldiers. That is a sizable portion if the Union Army.

Basically, almost all black regiments, including the 54th Massachusetts, wore the standard Union uniform. A couple of the regiments raised by General Butler in New Orleans MAY, I repeat MAY, have been dressed as Zouaves. IIRC, there was a full corps of black troops as part of the Army of the Potomac under Grant.

It would probably be a good idea to issue a set a black soldiers for those who want a more representative Union Army.

Pat Brennan