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  1. Col. Robert Gould Shaw1837 - 1863
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Name Col. Robert Gould Shaw
Gender Male
Birth[1] 10 Oct 1837 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Military? May 1861 2nd Massachusetts Infantry (Civil War)
Military? 13 Mar 1863 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Civil War)
Death[1] 18 Jul 1863 Charleston, South Carolina, United States Combatant of Second Fort Wagner


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Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837July 18, 1863) was an American military 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.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Gould Shaw, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Shaw, Robert Gould. Letters. (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1991).