Robert Gould Shaw

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 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, where he is portrayed by Matthew Broderick.

Read more about Robert Gould Shaw:  Early Life and Career, Civil War, Marriage, Letters, Death At The Battle of Fort Wagner, Memorials

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