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Letter, 1863 November 12, Concord, [Mass.], to Colonel [Edward Needles] Hallowell

Colonel E.N. [Edward Needles] Hallowell was colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment from July 18, 1863, from the time Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed, until the unit was discharged on September 2, 1865. Emerson actively raised enlistment and funds for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Cf. Luis Emilio's Brave black regiment. In this letter Emerson replies to Col. Hallowell's proposal that his son, Edward Waldo Emerson, join the army in 1863 by requesting that he be allowed to continue his studies at Harvard College, including his study of military science.

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  • "Colonel E.N. [Edward Needles] Hallowell was colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment from July 18, 1863, from the time Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was killed, until the unit was discharged on September 2, 1865. Emerson actively raised enlistment and funds for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Cf. Luis Emilio's Brave black regiment. In this letter Emerson replies to Col. Hallowell's proposal that his son, Edward Waldo Emerson, join the army in 1863 by requesting that he be allowed to continue his studies at Harvard College, including his study of military science."@en

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