Robert Gould Shaw commanded the Massachusetts Infantry, an African American regiment. He took command of the at the age of He would die leading them during their assault on Battery Wagner outside of Chalreston, SC.
Directed by Edward Zwick. With Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman. Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.