The Shaw Memorial is usually seen at its historic Beacon Street location, but shown above is a copy on display at the bucolic studio of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens in Cornish, N.H.
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Bostonians celebrated the 150th anniversary of the battle of Fort Wagner,S.C. but how many people today are willing to sacrifice the comfort of their own lives to benefit others?
The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, conceived in controversy,earned its laurels as the most storied black unit of the Civil War during a daring assault on a heavily fortified Confederate battery 150 years ago.The attack was suicidal, the battle brief. When it was over, one half of the regiment lay dead in the sands of Morris Island or on the ramparts of Fort Wagner.