Members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers Company A
come from all walks of life, there are several descendants as well. Their descendants of the Hazard Family,
Zellner family and Coblyn family.

"My Great-Grand Father, Eli George Biddle (b. 1846 - d. 1940) was one of the first to enlist in the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. At the time of his death in 1940, he was also the last surviving member of the 54th."
(Sargeant Michael Coblyn, 54th Co. A) August 7, 1998, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, presented a floor statement to Congress, honoring African Americans in the Civil War, with the dedication of the African American Civil War Memorial.
The passage is from a book entitled, Sweet Freedom's Song:
My Country "Tis of Thee" and Democracy in America,

By Robert J. Branham. The chapter talks about how my
Great Great Grandfather enlisted in the
54th Massachusetts Regiment. © Oxford University Press, 2002

Engraved on the walls of the African American Civil War Monument, Wash. DC are the names of all of the members of the 54th, Eli Biddle and Oliver Hazzard, are shown.
Members of the 54th, circa 1994. In the front row starting from the left are Major George Coblyn and Sargeant Benny White, two of the founders


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