Robert Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw (1837 - 1863)

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Church of the Ascension, Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, USAmap
Died in Fort Wagner, Charleston, South Carolina, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 17 May 2014 | Last significant change: 20 Nov 2018
03:26: Elizabeth (Shaw) Joslin posted a message on the page for Robert Shaw. [Thank Elizabeth for this]
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Categories: 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), United States Civil War | Killed in Action, United States of America, United States Civil War.

Colonel Robert Shaw was Killed in Action during United States Civil War.

Robert Gould Shaw (1837-1863)

Robert Gould Shaw was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 10, 1837, the second child and only son of Francis Shaw and Sarah Sturgis. Commanded the first all-black regiment (54th Massachusetts) in the U.S. Civil War. Robert died July 18, 1863 while leading his troops in an attack on Fort Wagner, South Carolina. His service is honored by the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Stanford White, on Beacon and Park streets, on Boston Common, in 1897.

Photos: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/ppmsca.10886/?co=gld

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/gld/item/2010647752/

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/gld/item/2010647753/


Sources

  • Duncan, Russell (Ed.) 1992. Blue-Eyed Child of Fortune: The Civil War Letters of Robert Gould Shaw. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press.
  • "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F9R1-52F : accessed 17 May 2014), Robert G. Shaw, 1861-1865; citing military unit 54th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry (Colored), Union Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M544, roll 36 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 881905.
  • "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSHX-4JW : accessed 17 May 2014), Robert G. Shaw, 1861-1865; citing military unit 2nd Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry, Union Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M544, roll 36 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 881905.
  • "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FSM6-6PJ : accessed 17 May 2014), Robt. G. Shaw, 1861-1865; citing military unit 7th Regiment, New York State Militia (30 days, 1861), Union Soldier, NARA microfilm publication M551, roll 127 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d); FHL microfilm 882183.
  • "United States Census, 1860," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MC79-54F : accessed 17 May 2014), Robert G Shaw in household of Francis G Shaw, The Township Of Castleton, Richmond, New York, United States; citing "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," Fold3.com; p. 152, household ID 1103, NARA microfilm publication M653; FHL microfilm 803850. In 1860, Robert Gould Shaw is living with his parents and family in Richmond County, New York. From here, he would join the 7th New York National Guard (Militia) in 1860.
  • "United States Census, 1850," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCTS-9BD : accessed 17 May 2014), Robert G Shaw in household of Francis Mott, West Farms, Westchester, New York, United States; citing family 348, NARA microfilm publication M432. In 1850, Robert Gould Shaw was a student in the lower division of St. John's Preparatory School in Fordham, New York.
  • "The Descendants of Nathaniel Russell Sturgis with a brief introductory sketch of his ancestors in England and the Massachusetts Colony" [no author] Edition of one hundred copies, printed at Boston by George H. Ellis, 1900




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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

J. H. Wilkins at the Robert Gould Shaw memorial dedication on the Boston Common
J. H. Wilkins at the Robert Gould Shaw memorial dedication on the Boston Common

Storming Fort Wagner (1890 Kurz & Allison lithograph)
Storming Fort Wagner (1890 Kurz & Allison lithograph)

The Liberator: A Massachusetts Black Regiment
The Liberator: A Massachusetts Black Regiment

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On 20 Nov 2018 at 03:26 GMT Elizabeth (Shaw) Joslin wrote:

9th cousins.

On 28 Jul 2018 at 06:30 GMT K Raymoure wrote:

Sergeant Wesley J. Furlong of the 54th named his only son after Colonel Shaw: Robert Gould Shaw Furlong.

On 9 Apr 2015 at 20:35 GMT Ray Jones wrote:

Thanks Gil! Let me know if you need me to merge or update anything on his other relatives. Ray

On 9 Apr 2015 at 15:17 GMT Gil Croome wrote:

Shaw-6601 and Shaw-5134 appear to represent the same person because: Clearly these two are the same person. Your sources are much better than mine. Robert Gould Shaw was my great uncle. Gil Croome



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