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Battery Wagner Mass Union Grave, Charleston, South Carolina

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This is a defunct cemetery that has been destroyed.

According to Wikipedia, after the Battle of Fort Wagner, the Confederates buried the Commanding Officer of the Mass 54th Regiment "in a mass grave with the African-American soldiers of his regiment as an insult to him."[1]

Much of the previous site of Fort Wagner has been eroded away, including the place where the Union soldiers had been buried. However, by the time that happened, the soldiers' remains were no longer there because soon after the end of the Civil War, the Army disinterred and reburied all the remains, including presumably those of Shaw, at the Beaufort, South Carolina, where their gravestones were marked as "unknown."

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  1. Fort Wagner Wikipedia entry

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