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This photograph shows the memorial of Robert gould shaw (1837-1863) was taken in boston in 1897 and artist who sculpted
it is augustus saint-gaudens. robert gould shaw was a Union army officer in the american civil war who in 1863 accepted
the role of a commander of the first ALL african-american regiment in the union army.
The monument portrays Shaw and his men marching down Beacon Street past the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston on their way to South Carolina, Shaw erect on his horse, the men marching alongside.
Shaw and his men were among the units chosen to lead the assault on the Confederate Fort Wagner, part of the Charleston defenses. In the face of fierce Confederate fire, Shaw led his men into battle by shouting, “Forward, Fifty-Fourth, forward!”. In brutal hand-to-hand combat, Shaw was shot through the chest and died almost instantly; 281 members of his soldiers (almost half of the regiment) were killed, wounded or captured.
link to an article about him: https://friendsofthepublicgarden.org/shaw54th/
If you haven’t watched Glory -with Morgan Freeman, Matthew Broderick and Denzel Washington, you’ve missed one of the best films ever made.
Same view today (apart from the shitty google map blurring)
Looks like those two trees are still hangin in there as well
Awesome work take my upvote. Only comment would be to check the color of the flag to the left of the US flag. Not possibly that is most likely a infantry regimental flag and should be a dark blue. Great subject content.
Beautiful, thank you!