Robert Gould Shaw
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"Robert Gould Shaw" was an American soldier in the Union Army during the American Civil War/U.S. Civil War. Born into a prominent Abolitionism in the United States/abolitionist family, he accepted command of the first all-black regiment (54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment/54th Massachusetts) and encouraged the men to refuse their pay until it was equalled to the white troops’ wage. At the Second Battle of Fort Wagner, a beach-head near Charleston, South Carolina, Shaw was killed while leading his men to the parapet of the enemy fort. Although they were overwhelmed and driven back, Shaw’s leadership passed into legend, and his story was dramatized in the 1989 film Glory (1989 film)/Glory, starring Matthew Broderick.

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