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Col Robert Gould Shaw
Birth: Oct. 10, 1837
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 18, 1863
Charleston County
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. 
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery *
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
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Record added: Oct 28, 2007
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Col Robert Gould Shaw
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
Thank you for your service sir.
- J.R. Frank
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
Thank you Colonel. We owe you an unpayable debt.
- Cypher Krane
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
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