Recruiting for 54th Regiment , in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania

William Wells Brown, Dr. Smith, and Charles Lenox Remond, all colored, have been appointed recruiting agents for this regiment.  The camp was opened at Readville on Saturday last, with thirty recruits.  The Providence Journal says that with the sanction of Gov. Sprague, an office has been opened in that city to enlist recruits for the Mass 54th Regiment.  It is expected that one or two Rhode Island Companies will be raised….. It is also stated that several colored men are on the way from Philadelphia to Massachusetts, to enlist in this regiment.  (Liberator, Feb 27, 1863, pg 3)

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