Colonel Robert Gould Shaw - 54th Massachusetts.  An excellent book and movie was made about the 54th.  The name is "Glory"

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw - 54th Massachusetts. An excellent book and movie was made about the 54th. The name is "Glory"

Robert Gould Shaw -- 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. Photo colorized by S.Palmer.

Robert Gould Shaw -- 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. Photo colorized by S.Palmer.

Captain Robert Gould Shaw, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry - Tragically killed in battle at age 23

Captain Robert Gould Shaw, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry - Tragically killed in battle at age 23

Civil War: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Led the 54th Massachusetts infantry, the first African-American unit.

Leader of the 54th Massachusetts: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Civil War: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. Led the 54th Massachusetts infantry, the first African-American unit.

Undated Unused Postcard Robert Gould Shaw Monument Boston Massachusetts MA

Undated Unused Postcard Robert Gould Shaw Monument Boston Massachusetts MA

American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner

American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

Col. Robert Gould Shaw, related to him through his 6th great grandparents Samuel Morse and Elizabeth Jasper. Samuel and Elizabeth  were my 10th great grandparents.

Col. Robert Gould Shaw, related to him through his 6th great grandparents Samuel Morse and Elizabeth Jasper. Samuel and Elizabeth were my 10th great grandparents.

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