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Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment.

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This was the personal folding mirror of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw from the 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Glory). It was part of his personal belongings left in his tent after the attack on Battery Wagner. The number "2" is when he was with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry. More details are in my recent book "The Civil War Soldier - His Personal Items". R. Jones collection.

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American Civil War: Battles of Fort Wagner

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Shaw Memorial--for the brave 54th Massachusetts Regiment and their colonel, Robert Gould Shaw.

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None Knew Him But to Love Him: The Last Night of Robert Gould Shaw ~An Original Article from Harper’s Weekly, August 15, 1863 (Part One)

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The American Civil War: July 18, 1863: Robert Gould Shaw's final letter to his wife Annie--site also contains other documents from the time

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, commander of the all-black 54th Massachusetts regiment in the American Civil War. He was killed leading the attack on Fort Wagner in 1863.

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