Please visit my new memorial page for Robert Gould Shaw on “Gone Too Soon” here you can leave notes and messages, give gifts and light a candle. 13 photos of Robert have been added.”
As Colonel, he commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, which entered the war in 1863. He was killed in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.
He is the principal subject of the 1989 film Glory.
Photo colorized by S.Palmer@CivilWarParlorTUMBLR