Robert Gould Shaw

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Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837 in Boston, Massachusetts – July 18, 1863 in Morris Island, South Carolina) was a colonel during the American Civil War. He led the all African American 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.[1]

Shaw died leading his troops attacking Fort Wagner in 1863, aged 25.


  1. "Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry".