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Storming Fort Wagner.

This chromolithograph, one in a series published in 1890 by the Chicago firm of Kurz and Allison, commemorated the celebrated assault by the African-American soldiers of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment on Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor on July 18, 1863. Other prints in the series also heralded black soldiers' bravery and sacrifice during the war.

Date: 1890

Publisher: Chicago: Kurz & Allison

Source: Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress