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Robert Gould Shaw

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Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837–July 18, 1863) was an American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. As Colonel, he commanded the all-black 54th Regiment, which entered the war in 1863. He was killed in the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.[citation needed]

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  • 1st black Union soldiers remembered in DC exhibit

      News Source: | 11 months ago
    Months after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed 150 years ago, the first unit of black Northern soldiers was organized as the 54th Massachusetts Regiment and went on to fight at Fort Wagner in South Carolina during the Civil War. The group's
  • Today in History

      News Source: The Boston Globe | 1 year ago
    On July 18, 1863, during the Civil War, Union troops spearheaded by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, made up of black soldiers, charged Confederate-held Fort Wagner on Morris Island, S.C. The Confederates were able to repel the Northerners,
  • 150 years ago, New Bedford's Sgt. Carney bravely answered the call to duty

      News Source: Acushnet Community News | 1 year ago
    Before he enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, William H...Instead he became a hero, the first black man to win the Medal of Honor, for his extraordinary acts of courage at the bloody second assault on Fort Wagner. This Thursday marks the

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