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Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial

1897 | 2017
Exhibit Description:
Bronze relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens commemorating Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the first formally recognized black regiment in the Union. The Memorial is borders the Boston Common and Beacon Street across from the front steps of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. The memorial took the artist 13 years to complete. It was dedicated on May 31, 1897. Visible in the upper corner are the Latin words "Omnia relinquit servare rempublicam," which translates to "He relinquished everything to serve the Republic." This photograph was taken in August 2017.
Tufts University
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus
Exhibit Tags:
Robert Gould Shaw54th Mass. Infantry RegimentsculpturesBostonphotographsCivil WarAugustus Saint-Gaudens