A Massachusetts Black Regiment. The proposed colored Massachusetts regiment, will be numbered the 54th, and will go into camp at Worcester. Captain N. P. Hallowell, of the Mass. 20th, and Captain Robert G. Shaw, of the 2d, are to be field officers in it. Dr. DeGrasse, a colored physician in Boston, it is reported, is to be Assistant Surgeon.
(Liberator, Feb. 20, 1863, pg 3)