Ellen “Nellie” <I>Shaw</I> Barlow


Ellen “Nellie” Shaw Barlow

West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jan 1936 (aged 90)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA
Plot Shaw Family Plot
Memorial ID 11194500 View Source
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Ellen was the wife of Renowned General Francis Channing Barlow. His notoriety would be gained in some of the most significant campaigns of the Civil War. After the war he became Attorney General of New York and target the corrupt institution of Tammany Hall, led by the notorious "Boss" Tweed. Her brother, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw championed the cause of the black fighting man by accepting the commission as colonel of the 54th Mass. Inf.. He led his regiment in a tragic assault on Battery Wagner, S.C. in July, 1863. Shaw and many of his men died, but the idea of arming a black sodier was no more in question. The heroic assault was the subject of the movie "Glory", where, over 100 years after the battle, the regiment was finally recognized for it's importance, militarily, socially, and politically.

Bio by: Tony Cossean

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Gravesite Details Age 90 years old died in Boston, Mass. Her grave is in line with Col. Robert G. Shaws' marker.


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  • Created by: Buffy Baker
  • Added: 18 Jun 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 11194500
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ellen “Nellie” Shaw Barlow (1 Jun 1845–12 Jan 1936), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11194500, citing Moravian Cemetery, New Dorp, Richmond County (Staten Island), New York, USA ; Maintained by Buffy Baker (contributor 46793213) .