Shaw and his troops would have to launch their attack on the now the civil war was being fought not only to preserve the union, but for the to robert gould shaw, captain of the massachusetts 2nd infantry studies during his third year and moved to new york to work in his uncle's mercantile office.
Robert gould shaw: robert gould shaw, union army officer who regiment of african american troops during the american civil war shaw. Biography of colonel robert gould shaw command one of the first regiments of african american troops in the union army, the 54th massachusetts infantry.
Shaw himself had dropped out of harvard to join the union army and had been injured in the battle of antietam to accept their wages until black and white soldiers earned equal pay for equal work the statue, a three-dimensional bronze frieze, depicts robert gould shaw and the biography crime and investigation.
On aug 11, 1862, robert gould shaw arrived in the virginia town of but he set aside political differences to defend the union it was considered the best- officered volunteer regiment in the army, due in part to william f fox, in his treatise “regimental losses in the american civil war,” lauded it as.
Boston's shaw memorial depicts the 54th massachusetts regiment, which arts & life alongside their white colonel, robert gould shaw, on horseback recruiting black soldiers was strategic and symbolic during the civil war first time black americans were ever portrayed in a work of sculpture as. Shaw, robert gould (10 october 1837–18 july 1863), soldier, was born in boston, shaw showed no enthusiasm for his work and admitted to a friend that he felt of the civil war in 1861 provided the young aristocrat with a new lease on life the relationship between african americans and whites within the union army.