It looks like Kevin Levin at “Civil War Memory,” is planning to research the history of the Massachusett5th 4th UCST: <a href="http://westernmacwsesquicentennial.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/sweeney-g-w2
Yesterday I spent the day at theMassachusetts Historical Society examining materials related to the 55th Massachusetts as you suggested. I’m glad I did. As you noted in our conversation last week, no one has written a regimental history of the unit, which is surprising given the incredibly rich written record left by these men. It didn’t take long for me to begin to get a sense of the profile of these men and it certainly didn’t take long for me to grow attached to their story. I guess that is the question: What exactly is their story?”
Hopefully I can get over to Forbes Library soon to see how the 55th, and the 54th USCT were covered in the Hampshire Gazette, and viewed locally and if there were any members in either regiment recruited locally.