Portrait of African American Civil War soldier, c. 1863, Chicago, Illinois. Corporal Henry Lively of the 108th United States Colored Infantry 1st Sgt. James W. Bush, Co. K - 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Sergeant Andrew Jackson Smith of the 55th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Sergeant Henry F. Steward in 1863 Of The Famous 54th Ambrotype Massachusetts Historical Society A twenty-three year old farmer from Adrian, Michigan Sergeant Major John H. Wilson of the 54th Massachusetts Colored Infantry Pvt Richard Oliver, 20th USCT (in a NY state issue shell jacket!). The 20th was organized at Riker’s Island, NY and served in the Dept of the Gulf. Oliver enlisted in Dec 1863 and survived the war Charles Mudd served in Company C of the 108th U.S. Colored Infantry. Credit: Collection of the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. A reunion of the 35th United States Colored Troops in Plymouth, circa 1905.