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"Roster of Commissioned Officers of the 55th Regiment Mass. Vol. Infantry 1863-1865." Photo album compiled by Burt Green Wilder [subseries]:
This list replaces an earlier typed list that neither included names of officers whose photos are lacking, nor identified African-American officers, nor provided page numbers. A note on the earlier list says: "Orig. List sent to National Archives, 1961." Names are listed in the order in which they appear in the album, followed by the page number; lacking photos are noted.
This list indicates African-American officers, including those whose photos are lacking. To confirm which officers (including those lacking photos) were African- American, the following website was consulted: http://suvcw.org/mollus/usctofficers.htm ( U.S. Commissioned Officers of African-American Descent who served during the Civil War). [SUVCW stands for Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; MOLLUS for Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; and USCT for United States Colored Troops]. Where photo is lacking, or where given information is possibly uncertain, the designation [African-American] indicates confirmation via this website. Please note that the website list may be incomplete, so not all officers lacking photos in the album are fully identified.
Individual companies of the 55th are indicated for each person, when known, and/or the person's rank/membership in other army divisions, when known; This list does not record the complete military history accompanying each photo.
Photos of some of the persons in the album appear elsewhere (loose) in the collection, as indicated in the guide; some of these additional photos are duplicates, while others are post-war; Wilder wrote captions on many of them.
Letters to Wilder from some of these officers, and/or references to these officers, appear elsewhere in the collection.
All photos in the album are 4.0" x 2.5" cabinet cards; photographer/ studio is given when available.

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Col. Norwood Penrose Hallowell (1)
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Col. Alfred Stedman Hartwell (2)
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Lieut. Col. Charles Barnard Fox (photo by Whipple, Boston) (3)
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Lieut. Col William Nutt (4)
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Major Sigourney Wales (5)
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Maj. Wheelock Pratt (6)
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William Symmington Brown, Surgeon (Black & Case, Boston) (7)
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Burt Green Wilder, Surgeon (8)
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Chaplain William Jackson: photo lacking; [African-American] (9)
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Chaplain John R. Bowles (African-American; F. A. Simonds, Chillicothe, Ohio) (10)
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Capt. Robert James Hamilton (Co. G) (11)
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Capt. William Dwight Crane (Co. H) (12)
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Capt. Charles Carroll Soule (Co. K) (13)
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Capt. Charles Edward Grant (Co. B) (14)
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Capt. John Gordon (Co. I) (15)
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Capt. Charles Pickering Bowditch (Co. A; Capt. 5th Mass. Cav.) (16)
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Capt. Frank Goodwin (Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.) (17)
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Capt. James Danforth Thurber (Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; A. H. Locke, Plymouth, Mass.) (18)
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Capt. William Haviland Torrey (Co. C; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.) (19)
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Capt. George Moore Woodward (Co. A) (20)
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Capt. George Frederick McKay (Co. C; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.) (21)
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Capt. Thomas Foldes Ellsworth (Co. H) (22)
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Capt. Josiah C. Hall (Co. D) (23)
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Capt. George Thompson Garrison (Co. I; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.) (24)
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Capt. Nathaniel Eustace Ladd (Co. H; Brevet Major, U.S. Vols.; Whipple, Boston) (25)
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1st Lieut. and Qr. M. George B. Mussey: photo lacking (26)
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1st Lieut. and Adjt. William Penrose Hallowell (27)
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1st Lieut. Edward Stearns Stimpson (28)
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1st Lieut. Dennis Hartwell Jones (J. S. Black, Boston) (29)
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1st Lieut. Harrison Holt (A. Lonrel, Boston) (30)
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1st Lieut. Wyllys Gannett (31)
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1st Lieut. and Qr. M. John Osborne Mowry (O. C. Knox, Athol Depot, Mass.) (32)
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1st Lieut. Ephraim Albert Wood (J. W. Black, Boston) (33)
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1st Lieut. Robertson James (Brevet Capt.; Black & Case, Boston) (34)
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Asst. Surgeon Warren Morris Babbitt: photo lacking (35)
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1st Lieut. Ezekiel Fowler: photo lacking (36)
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1st Lieut. Winthrop Perkins Boynton (37)
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1st Lieut. Leonard Battelle Perry (Capt. & A.A.G. Vols.) (38)
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1st Lieut. Thomas Leader Harman (Whipple, Boston) (39)
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1st Lieut. Alphonso Marsh (Moulton ,Fitchburg, Mass.) (40)
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1st Lieut. William C. Roberts (Brevet Capt., U.S. Vols.) (41)
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1st Lieut. Josiah A. Bean (Brevet Capt., U.S. Vols.) (42)
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1st Lieut. E. Harris Jewett (43)
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1st Lieut. Henry Newton Sheldon (44)
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1st Lieut. Peter N. Sprague (L. W. Cook, Weymouth Landing, Mass.) (45)
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1st Lieut. and Adjt. Charles W. Mutell: photo lacking (46)
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1st Lieut. Charles L. Roberts (Frank Rowell, Boston) (47)
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1st Lieut. Solomon C. Starbird (Black & Case, Boston) (48)
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William H. Lathrop, Asst. Surgeon (G. Grellings, Detroit) (49)
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1st Lieut. George H. Carter: photo lacking (50)
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2nd Lieut. Leonard Case Alden (Black & Case, Boston) (51)
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2nd Lieut. John H. Kingston (52)
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2nd Lieut. William Dorance Messinger: photo lacking (53)
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2nd Lieut. Joseph Towne Nichols: photo lacking (54)
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2nd Lieut. Ezra P. Gould (Major, 59th Mass. Vols.; Warren, Cambridgeport, Mass.) (55)
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2nd Lieut. Albert Henry Bradish (Fisher Bros., Boston) (56)
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2nd Lieut. Edwin Ruthen Hill (Taylor & Preston, Salem, Mass.) (57)
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2nd Lieut. Charles F. Lee (Brevet 1st Lieut, U.S. Vols.; J. C. Spooner's Picture Palace, Springfield, Mass.) (58)
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2nd Lieut. George A. Glidden: photo lacking (59)
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2nd Lieut. Marshall E. Hunter (H. O. Foster, Charleston, S.C.) (60)
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2nd Lieut. John Freeman Shorter (African-American; Biddle, Photographer, Xenia, Ohio) (61)
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2nd Lieut. James Monroe Trotter (African-American) (62)
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2nd Lieut. William H. Dupree (African-American; F. A. Simonds, Chillicothe, Ohio) (63)
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Sergt. Charles L. Mitchell (2nd Lieut., 55th Mass. Vols.; Prescott Whiting, Boston) [African-American] (64)
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Sergt. Abram W. Shadd (African-American; 2nd Lieut., 55th Mass. Vols.; Brady's National Photographic Portrait, New York) (65)
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Com. Sergt. Richard M. White: photo lacking; [African-American] (66)
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Qr. M. Sergt. Martin F. Becker (born in Africa, 1834): photo lacking; [African-American] (67)
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1st Sergt. Armstead M. Jones: photo lacking; [African-American] (68)