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Meet Amazing Americans Activists & Reformers Frederick Douglass
Charles Douglass, third youngest son of Frederick Douglass.
Charles Douglass, Frederick Douglass's third youngest son

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Douglass's Role in the Civil War
Douglass recruited his sons, Charles and Lewis, who both joined the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment. This army unit was made up of black volunteers who fought a bitter battle at Fort Wagner, South Carolina, in July 1863. Here you see a photo of Charles, Douglass's third youngest son, who wrote to his father while he was in the army. In one letter Charles said he heard that "the colored people were rushing into Philadelphia and that yourself and . . . others were doing all you could for them[.]"
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