Dhalle, Kathy. Also look at his age when he did these things. Named after the American Civil War Colonel, Robert Gould Shaw, who commanded the first African American regiment in the US Army in 1863 and is the namesake of the Shaw neighborhood, The Colonel is meant to honor the significance of the unit’s contributions … People thought they were nothing and couldn't fight. He took them and trained them to be one of the best regiments in the war. https://www.biography.com › military-figure › stonewall-jackson For his contribution to the Civil War Shaw should be known and honored as a great american hero. Civil War. Its first success came on July 16, 1863, in the Sea Islands off South Carolina, where the unit repelled a Confederate attack on James Island. The monument has been a site of devotion for African American veterans as it also pays tribute to Shaw’s grandson, Colonel Robert Gould Shaw of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment. Robert Gould Shaw, who later led the black 54th Massachusetts, harbored a typical nativist disdain for the Irish that he made little attempt to conceal and which intensified as he made contact with Irish soldiers. The sculpture had received a grant of $3 million for restoration reasons last week, and is a site that is frequently visited by school trips. He consistently distinguished the Irish from ‘American’ troops. With sales of her portrait busts of abolitionist John Brown and Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the Boston hero and white leader of the celebrated all-African-American 54 th Regiment of the Civil War, Lewis was able to finance her first trip to Europe in 1865. Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the 25-year-old white man leading the Fifty-fourth, harbored his own racist fears. “Shaw…questioned the wisdom of having African American soldiers fight in the Civil War,” said Judith Dupré, author of Monuments: America’s History in Art and Memory . (The 1989 movie "Glory" told … "The Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Regiment Memorial was one of the 16 public art works damaged when thousands of protesters swarmed Boston Common on Sunday night," according to WBUR. I believe that Shaw should be ranked … Glory is a 1989 American historical war drama film directed by Edward Zwick about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, the Union Army's first African-American regiment in the American Civil War.It stars Matthew Broderick as Colonel Robert Gould Shaw, the regiment's commanding officer, and Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman as fictional … Robert took a regiment of slaves that no one wanted. Robert Gould Shaw, a privileged white Bostonian, gave his life while leading a black regiment in the Civil War. Led by Col. Robert Gould Shaw, a member of a prominent abolitionist family in Boston, the 54th Regiment soon distinguished itself in battle. Biography of Robert Gould Shaw (the American Civl War History Special Interest Group: Bits of Blue and Gray, June 1997) Kennedy Hickman. At first, Shaw declined the appointment. Just two days later came a more decisive test.