1864 Civil War Letter Sent To Capt. Luis F. Emilio 54th Regiment Mass.volunteers
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1864 Civil War Letter Sent To Capt. Luis F. Emilio 54th Regiment Mass.volunteers:
1864 Civil War Letter Sent To Capt. Luis F. Emilio 54th Regiment Mass. Volunteers First African American Unit.
Emilio was born on December 22, 1844 inSalem, Massachusetts, the son of a Spanish immigrant who made his living as a music instructor. Although the minimum age for service in the Union army was 18, in 1861 — at age 16 — Emilio gave his age as 18 and enlisted in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was noticeably brave and steadfast, and by September, 1862 he had been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.
Emilio was among the group of original officers of the 54th selected by Massachusetts War GovernorJohn Albion Andrew. He mustered in as a 2nd Lieutenant on March 30, 1863. Two weeks later, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, and on May 27, he was made Captain of Company E. Captain Emilio emerged from the ferocious assault onFort Wagneron July 18, 1863 as the regiment's acting commander, since all of the other ranking officers had been killed or wounded. He fought with the 54th for over three years of dangerous combat, mustering out of the Union army on March 29, 1865, still not yet 21 years old.The54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantrywas aninfantryregimentthat saw extensive service in theUnion Armyduring theAmerican Civil War. The regiment was one of the first officialAfrican Americanunits in the United States during the Civil War. The1st South Carolina Volunteers (Union)recruited from freed slaves, was the firstUnion Armyregiment organized with African American soldiers in the Civil War This letter is from his father and is very interesting reading. He mentioned his service to his country and the colored troops in the cotton states A nice pice of history for the civil war collector.SEE ENLARGED PHOTOS FOR CONDITION AND DETAIL BEFORE YOU offer.Buyer pays shipping and insurance. If you do not want insurance i will need an email from you stating that.INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE CHECK SHIPPING COST BEFORE YOU offer IT CAN BE EXPENSIVE !!!! I ship Priority mail , if you wish an item shipped some other way let me know and i can do that first class book rate etc. I will except personal checks and other forms of payment if you wish. Checks must clear before shipping.If you have any questions about this please email me before you offer. I DO NOT TRY TO MAKE ANY MONEY ON MY SHIPPING!! NOTE ON INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO SHIP IT AS A GIFT OR TO DECLARE A VALUE FOR LESS THAN THE ITEM SOLD FOR I WILL NOT DO THIS. ALL INTERNATIONAL ITEMS WITH A VALUE OF OVER $35.00ARE SHIPPED PRIORITY MAIL SO THEY CAN BE INSURED, ANYTHING UNDER $35.00 CAN BE SENT FIRST CLASS.THANKS Send payment to Frank Perry 70 Lincoln Street Exeter N. H. 03833 Thanks for your time