Civil War --54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry
Two black Andover residents Charles Brown and Robert Rollings, were members of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, the regiment depicted in the movie Glory.
Not much is known about Charles Brown. Rollings was a farmer who moved from Maryland to Andover around 1862. He died in 1879 and is buried in South Church Cemetery.
- Two Locals Were in lst Black Infantry Unit. Andover Townsman 2/1/1990, p.10,11.
- History of the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1863-1865 1894.(2nd ed.) by Luis F. Emilio. Andover Room R 973.74 Emi
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