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.
Albumen print of Sojourner Truth, formerly enslaved, seated with photograph of her grandson, James Caldwell of Company H, 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, on her lap. Caldwell was held as a prisoner-of-war by the Confederacy at James Island, South Carolina, 1863-1865.
Courtesy of the Library of Congress, Liljenquist Family collection