Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

A Pictorial Companion by Marion W. Smith

Publisher: Carlton Press Corporation

Written in English
Published: Pages: 206 Downloads: 284
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Subjects:

  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • Shaw family,
  • History - U.S.,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Shaw, Robert Gould,
  • Boston (Mass.),
  • Biography,
  • Pictorial works,
  • Portraits
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7940230M
ISBN 100806234350
ISBN 109780806234359

  The news coming out of the Massachusetts Historical Society here in Boston could not be more exciting. Yesterday the MHS announced that they are in possession of the sword that was carried into battle at Battery Wagner by Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. Shaw was kille. On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in May , he stirred . Glory resurrected Robert Gould Shaw as a dramatic figure. This book highlights Shaw as the man he really was. The written word far surpasses the screen image in qualityRichmond Times-Dispatch. In Russell Duncan's new edition of the colonel's letters, we meet Robert Gould Shaw at last as a person, not as a symbol/5(39).   Historic New England’s Library and Archives has a copy of Exercises at the Dedication of the Monument to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the Fifty-Fourth Regiment of Massachusetts Infantry, which was published by the Order of the City Council of Boston in The book has schedules of events, images of the memorial, and transcriptions of.

Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, Massachusetts Volunteers, United States Army. Wikimedia. It was a belief by no means limited to the South, even some northern abolitionists considered the white race superior to all others, though all were equal when considered in the eyes of the : Larry Holzwarth. The Memorial to Robert Gould Shaw and the Massachusetts Fifty-Fourth Regiment is a bronze relief sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens opposite 24 Beacon Street, Boston (at the edge of the Boston Common).It depicts Colonel Robert Gould Shaw leading members of the 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as it marched down Beacon Street on to Artist: Augustus Saint-Gaudens.   I’ve spent the better part of the past few weeks reading as much as I can about Robert Gould Shaw and taking extensive notes. In addition to books about the Civil War I have been thinking about how to go about writing and structuring a biography, which I have never written before. Historian and biographer. After the sword of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was gifted to the Massachusetts Historical Society by descendants of Shaw’s sister earlier this year, staff from the organization used their Author: Steve Annear.

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Robert Gould Shaw, (born OctoBoston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died JFort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina), Union army officer who commanded a prominent regiment of African American troops during the American Civil War. Shaw was born into an immensely wealthy Boston family.

His merchant father retired from business to take up. Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw by Robert Gould Shaw, Russell Duncan, et al. | out of 5 stars Glory resurrected Robert Gould Shaw as a dramatic figure.

This book highlights Shaw as the man he really was. The written word far surpasses the screen image in quality. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) In Russell Duncan's new edition of the colonel's letters, we meet Robert Gould Shaw at last as a person, not as a symbolCited by: 7.

It depicts the Colonel Robert Gould Shaw book soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in Mayhe stirred the assembled crowd On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture /5.

Only hours later, the body of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment's white commander, was thrown into a mass grave with those of twenty of his men.

The assault promoted the young colonel to the higher rank of martyr, ranking him alongside the legendary John Brown in the eyes of : University of Georgia Press.

Where death and glory meet: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Much like Joshua Chamberlain, Robert Gould Shaw has attained near-legendary status in the pantheon of Civil War heroes, yet the striking monument to Shaw and his men on Boston Common portrays a Read full review.

The son of prominent Boston abolitionists, Robert Gould Shaw was born Octoto Francis and Sara Shaw. The heir to a large fortune, Francis Shaw advocated for a variety of causes and Robert was raised in an environment that included notable personalities such as William Lloyd Garrison, Charles Sumner, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Ralph Waldo.

It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in Mayhe stirred the assembled crowd with these words: "There they march, warm-blooded Colonel Robert Gould Shaw book of a better day for man.

This book was a one day read and a good one at that. The author tells the story of Robert Gould Shaw and the historic 54th Massachusetts infantry regiment.

This book is a good starting point for anyone interested in learning more about Shaw and his men. I had received this book as a birthday present some time ago and just now got around to 4/5. The story of Shaw and the 54th were depicted in the film, 'Glory' which was based upon the Peter Burchard book, 'One Gallant Rush.' Shaw's collected letters were published in in 'Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.' Civil War Union Army : Battery Wagner Mass Union Grave (Defunct).

Book Description: On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside.

On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.

When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in Mayhe stirred Reviews: 1. Grass Systematics by Gould, Frank W.; Shaw, Robert B. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Robert Gould Shaw (Octo – J ) was an American military officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

As Colonel, he commanded the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. The 54th was created under the order of Massachusetts Governor John Andrew in   Despite his image in the film Glory, Robert Gould Shaw was a reluctant leader of the famous 54th Massachusetts Infantry, one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War.

At the time he took command of the 54th inShaw was 25 years old and had already taken part in several battles with his old regiment, the 2nd. The sword belonging to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the famed black Civil War regiment – the 54th Massachusetts, was thought to be lost to history when it was discovered in an attic earlier this year.

From NY Post: The British-made sword carried into battle by Col. Robert Gould Shaw was stolen after he [ ]Author: H. Clay Aalders. Perhaps no soldier was as profoundly moved by the losses at Cedar Mountain as Robert Gould Shaw. He later left the Second and became the colonel of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, the first regiment of African-Americans raised in the state.

Buy a cheap copy of Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil book by Robert Gould Shaw. On the Boston Common stands one of the great Civil War memorials, a magnificent bronze sculpture by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It depicts the black soldiers of 4/5(1). Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw - Ebook written by Robert Gould Shaw.

Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw.5/5(3). - Robert Gould Shaw – Commanding the all-black 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.

He was killed at Fort Wagner, He is the principal subject of the film Glory, portrayed by Matthew Broderick. Believing his son would prefer to rest with his men. Roberts Father said “We would not have his body removed from where it lies surrounded by his brave 48 pins.

Glory resurrected Robert Gould Shaw as a dramatic figure. This book highlights Shaw as the man he really was. The written word far surpasses the screen image in quality. (Richmond Times-Dispatch) In Russell Duncan's new edition of the colonel's letters, we meet Robert Gould Shaw at last as a person, not as a symbol/5(40).

[Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of 7th New York Infantry Regiment, Co. H, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, and 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in uniform] / Whipple, 96 Washington Street, Boston. Summary Photograph shows identified soldier who was killed at Fort Wagner, S.C. Contributor Names.

Glory is a American war film directed by Edward Zwick about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army's second African-American regiment in the American Civil stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment's commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional members of Music by: James Horner.

Where Death and Glory Meet: Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry by Duncan, Russell and a great selection of related books. Facts about Robert Gould Shaw 7: the dramatized version of Shaw’s life. Matthew Broderick is a wonderful actor. He became the main star in film Glory released in The movie is centered on the dramatization of Shaw’s life.

Facts about Robert Gould Shaw 8: a bust of Shaw. A bust of Robert Gould Shaw was made by Edmonia Lewis in Robert Gould Shaw Memorial. Boston African American NHS/ NPS. The Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54 th Regiment Memorial, located across Beacon Street from the State House, serves as a reminder of the heavy cost paid by individuals and families during the Civil War.

In particular, it serves as a memorial to the group of men who were among the first African. The story of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, told mostly through the eyes of their commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (played by Matthew Broderick).

Formed during the American Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts was the first African-American unit in the US Army. We see the formation of the regiment, its first volunteers, their. One member, Robert Gould Shaw, then a little-known private in the Seventh New York, achieved national fame after he was killed in at the head of the black 54th Massachusetts Infantry — and eventual immortality in the Augustus St.

Gaudens’ monument in Boston Common and the film “Glory.”. Robert Gould Shaw already owned a sword, but it wasn’t appropriate for the rank of Colonel, so this new English sword is the one he carried into combat.

After Shaw was shot to death while storming Fort Wagner with this sword in his hand, it was stripped from his body along with his other possessions and all his clothing, except for his underwear. Looking for books by Robert Gould Shaw.

See all books authored by Robert Gould Shaw, including Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, and History of the Boston Stage from toand more on.

It depicts the black soldiers of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry marching alongside their young white commander, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw. When the philosopher William James dedicated the memorial in Mayhe stirred the assembled crowd with these words: "There they march, warm-blooded champions of a better day for : University of Georgia Press.- Explore adder's board "Robert gould shaw" on Pinterest.

See more ideas about Robert gould shaw, American civil war and Civil war photos pins. A Tribute to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw Blog entry posted on J by JD Thomas On JUnion Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and members of 54th Massachusetts Infantry, perhaps the most famous regiment of African-American troops during the war, were killed in an assault on Fort Wagner, near Charleston, South Carolina.