Presentation of Colors to the 54th Regiment

The ranks of the 54th Regiment having been filled, the presentation of colors took place yesterday noon at their camp at Readville.  The event “was attended by a ceremony of unusual brilliancy and effect”.   Nine or ten passenger cars were required to take people to Readville.  Included were Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, Josiah Quincy, Jr., and Rev. Dr. Neale.   The presentation was by Governor Andrew; prayer was led by Rev. Leonard Grimes.  (Liberator, May 22, pg 3)

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