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Rev Samuel Harrison

Rev Samuel Harrison

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 11 Aug 1900 (aged 82)
Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section High Grove Grave 75
Memorial ID 48010755 · View Source
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Minister, political activist. Became the first chaplain for the 54th Massachusetts Regiment in 1863. He fought for equal pay for Black soldiers in Regiments 54 and 55. Petitioning the Governor of Massachusetts (Andrews) and President Lincoln, he finally achieved his goal in 1864 with the troops receiving retroactive back pay to January of 1864.


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  • Created by: Curtis Jackson
  • Added: 12 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 48010755
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Samuel Harrison (15 Apr 1818–11 Aug 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 48010755, citing Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Curtis Jackson (contributor 46552524) .