What battles did the 54th regiment win?
In the South, the slaves were often used to aid their 'masters' in battles although not participating in the war itself. Former slaves were recruited by the North and volunteered proudly. The most famous regiment was the Massachusetts 54th Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The first African-American regiment was the South Carolina 1st regiment.
The 54th regiment was the first all black regiment to fight in the Civil War. It was authorized in March 1863, and was commanded by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the 54th fought to try and capture a fort over half of them were killed, including their own Colonel Shaw. However, because of the 54th, black men became a larger part of the Union Army, and were awarded for their courage and bravery.