November 11, 2010

The last night of their lives

From the 1989 movie Glory, the splendid story of a young Bostonian Robert Gould Shaw who leads the Massachusetts 54th regiment, the first all-black volunteer army, into battle for Union in the Civil War.

Across the street from the State House in Boston is the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, a stunning bas-relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

-Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

Posted by Jill Fallon at November 11, 2010 12:43 PM | Permalink