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Mattapan reenactment group revives Civil War regiment for inauguration

Reenactors of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment rehearsed for their part in Barack Obama's inauguration parade in Washington. Below, Benny White of Mattapan gave instructions. Reenactors of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment rehearsed for their part in Barack Obama's inauguration parade in Washington. Below, Benny White of Mattapan gave instructions. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By John M. Guilfoil
Globe Correspondent / January 11, 2009

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In the frigid morning air with gusty winds biting at exposed skin, the men stood in navy blue wool uniforms and leather-brimmed caps fixing their bayonets and sending their Mattapan neighborhood back in time. (Full article: 575 words)

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