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Col Robert Gould Shaw
Birth: Oct. 10, 1837
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1863

Civil War Union Army Officer. Colonel and commander of the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He was killed leading an attack on Fort Wagner near Charleston, South Carolina, and was buried at the site. After the Civil War the remains of Fort Wagner were washed out to sea by hurricanes and the colonel's gravesite was lost. In the Oscar-winning movie "Glory" (1989), Shaw was portrayed by actor Matthew Broderick. (bio by: Find A Grave) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Francis George Shaw (1809 - 1882)
  Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw (1815 - 1882)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna Kneeland Haggerty Shaw (1835 - 1907)
 
 Siblings:
  Anna Shaw Curtis (1836 - 1923)*
  Robert Gould Shaw (1837 - 1863)
  Sarah Susannah Shaw Minturn (1839 - 1926)*
  Josephine Shaw Lowell (1843 - 1905)*
  Ellen Shaw Barlow (1845 - 1936)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Battery Wagner Mass Union Grave (Defunct)
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 11, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 19467
Col Robert Gould Shaw
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- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015
Thank you brave 54th from your fellow BayStaters....RIP...Never Forgotten.
- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jul. 18, 2015
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