- Name: Robert Gould Shaw
- Born: 10/10/1837
- Died: 07/18/1863 (25 years old)
Robert Gould Shaw (October 10, 1837 – July 18, 1863) was an American officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Born into a prominent Boston abolitionist family, he accepted command of the first all-black regiment (the 54th Massachusetts) in the Northeast. Supporting the promised equal treatment for his troops, he encouraged the men to refuse their pay until it was equal to that of white troops’ wage.
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Death Place: Fort Wagner, Morris Island, South Carolina
Robert Gould Shaw quotes :
If I could have gone on describing to you the beauties of this region, who knows but I might have made a fine addition to the literature of our age?Robert Gould Shaw