|Birth: ||Oct. 10, 1837|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1863|
South Carolina, USA
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.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 28, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22519107
Added: Feb. 22, 2015
Keeper of the Stars
Added: Feb. 5, 2015
For one whose light burned so brightly but for only half as long as others. Col. Shaw you are a hero and an inspiration that no man or woman should ever forget. Thank you ever so much for your service and dedication. R.I.P|
Added: Dec. 29, 2014
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