Copley Monument, Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Copley Monument, Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument (Detail), Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument (Detail), Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015

Detail of the 54th Massachusetts Monument with inscribed members of the regiment that were killed.

54th Massachusetts Monument, Rear Pediment designed by Stanford White, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument, Rear Pediment designed by Stanford White, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015

American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, memorial monument to the men of the 54th Massachusetts was commissioned by the veterans of the regiment and supporters in the 1880s and dedicated as a monument in 1897. The Shaw Memorial has been acclaimed as the greatest American sculpture of the 19th century. It commemorates the valiant efforts of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the first Civil War regiment of African Americans enlisted in the North. Its site on Boston Common marks the spot were the regiment marched by the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston to board sea transport for the South.

House, Pinckney and Joy Street, Beacon Hill, UGRR Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
House, Pinckney and Joy Street, Beacon Hill, UGRR Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Reflections from the African Meeting House, Beacon Hill Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Reflections from the African Meeting House, Beacon Hill Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Pulpit, African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Pulpit, African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House (Front), Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House (Front), Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House, Detail, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House, Detail, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Monument to the 54th Massachusetts, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Monument to the 54th Massachusetts, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Corner, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Corner, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015

Training Camp for 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Regiments.

View of 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Massachusetts Regiments, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
View of 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Massachusetts Regiments, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015

Training Camp for 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Regiments.

Robert Gould Shaw Family Memorial, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Robert Gould Shaw Family Memorial, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Parents of Robert Gould Shaw Gravesites, Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Parents of Robert Gould Shaw Gravesites, Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Copley Monument, Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument (Detail), Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument, Rear Pediment designed by Stanford White, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
House, Pinckney and Joy Street, Beacon Hill, UGRR Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Reflections from the African Meeting House, Beacon Hill Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Pulpit, African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House (Front), Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House, Detail, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Monument to the 54th Massachusetts, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Corner, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
View of 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Massachusetts Regiments, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Robert Gould Shaw Family Memorial, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Parents of Robert Gould Shaw Gravesites, Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Copley Monument, Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
54th Massachusetts Monument (Detail), Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015

Detail of the 54th Massachusetts Monument with inscribed members of the regiment that were killed.

54th Massachusetts Monument, Rear Pediment designed by Stanford White, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015

American sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, memorial monument to the men of the 54th Massachusetts was commissioned by the veterans of the regiment and supporters in the 1880s and dedicated as a monument in 1897. The Shaw Memorial has been acclaimed as the greatest American sculpture of the 19th century. It commemorates the valiant efforts of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts, the first Civil War regiment of African Americans enlisted in the North. Its site on Boston Common marks the spot were the regiment marched by the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston to board sea transport for the South.

House, Pinckney and Joy Street, Beacon Hill, UGRR Station, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Reflections from the African Meeting House, Beacon Hill Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Pulpit, African Meeting House, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House (Front), Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
William Nell House, Detail, Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts, 2015
Monument to the 54th Massachusetts, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015
Corner, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015

Training Camp for 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Regiments.

View of 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Massachusetts Regiments, Readville, Massachusetts, 2015

Training Camp for 54th, 55th, and 5th Cavalry Regiments.

Robert Gould Shaw Family Memorial, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
Parents of Robert Gould Shaw Gravesites, Mt. Auburn, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2015
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