Calobe Jackson, Jr.,
January 17, 2005
George, I think there are at lest two members of the 5th Massachusetts buried in
Lincoln Cemetery. The 5th gained fame as the chosen guard for President Lincoln
when he visited Richmond after its fall. I recall seeing a painting depicting
A reunion of the 5th, 54th and 55th was held in Boston, circa 1880. A
Carlisle member was on the reunion committee.
Editor's note: Calobe
is responding to our feature regarding the men from Harrisburg who had
ties to the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry regiment. Read it by
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