1863 DATED 54TH MASSACHUSETTS RECRUIT DOCUMENT - LIST OF RECRUITS TURNED OVER TO LIEUT. JOHN M. DEANE, 29TH MASS. INFANTRY, MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

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Dated “Long Island Boston Harbor, December 5th 1863. One page in ink on lined & columned paper, 6.375” x 8. Exhibits fold-marks, else VG.

Text: “List of Volunteers turned over to Lieut. Dean

Reed Charles      54th Mass.        Colored

Reed J.W.              “       “                    “

Story William        “       “                    “

Crawford Joshua  “       “                    “

Butler Geo.            “      “                     “

By order of / Brig. Genl. Devans—J.W. Trafton/ Capt. Commanding of Vols.”

Charles Reed was a 21 year-old Leicester farmer who mustered into Co. “D, 54th Mass. Infantry, 12/1/1863, and was mustered out, 8/20/ 1865, at Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Joseph W. Reed was a 23 year=old Leicester, MA, farmer who mustered into Co. “D”, 54th Mass. Infantry, 12/3/1863, he was mustered out with his company, 8/20/1865, while awaiting Court martial for desertion.

William A. Story was a 26 year-old Hadly, PA, Barber who mustered into Co. “B”, 54th Mass. Infantry, 12/2/1863, and was mustered out on  8/20/1865, at Mount Pleasant, SC.

Joshua Crawford was a 35 year-old Peekskill, NY, laborer who mustered into Co. “E”, 54th Mass. Infantry, 12/3/1865, and was mustered out, 8/20/1865, at Mount Pleasant, SC.

George Butler was a 23 year-old Harrisburg, PA, Laborer who mustered into Co. “E”, 54th Mass. Infantry, 12/16/1863, and was mustered out 8/20/1865 at Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Lieut. John Milton Deane was a 24 year-old Freetown, MA, teacher who was commissioned as Lieut. in “G” company, 6/8/1864, and received the Medal of Honor for action at Ft. Stedman, VA, 3/25/1865, as well as promotion to Major, 5/15/1865.

Superb 54th Massachusetts Infantry recruit roster collectible. In protective sleeve.  [JP] [ph:L]

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