54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment
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|54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment|
|Active||November 20, 2008 – present|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||United States Army|
The 54th assumes the history of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, which preceded it and which fought in the American Civil War. The 54th was made famous through its representation in the 1989 film Glory.
The unit was formed on November 21, 2008, and designated the Massachusetts National Guard ceremonial unit, forming an honor guard at military funerals and other state functions. It was invited to march in President Barack Obama's inaugural parade.