Found sword belonged to commander of all-black Civil War regiment

Found sword belonged to commander of all-black Civil War regiment

The sword that belonged to the commanding officer of the primary all-black regiment raised within the North during the Civil Conflict has been recovered after being misplaced for more than A HUNDRED AND FIFTY years.

The British-made sword carried into combat through Col. Robert Gould Shaw was once stolen after he was once killed in the course of the 54th Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry’s doomed attack on Citadel Wagner, SC, in 1863, a combat portrayed in the 1989 movie “Glory.”

It used to be discovered lately in the home of one of Shaw’s distant spouse and children and is scheduled to go on display at the Massachusetts Historic Society on Tuesday, the 154th anniversary of his loss of life.

“I were given goosebumps while I saw it,” said Anne Bentley, the organization’s curator of artifacts.

Society President Dennis Fiori referred to as it the “holy grail of Civil Conflict swords.”

After Shaw — who, like all officers in black units, was once white — used to be killed, his frame was once stripped of clothing and assets by means of Confederate squaddies.

The sword was recovered approximately two years later from a Confederate officer in a while after the conflict ended and back to Shaw’s parents in Boston. Shaw had no kids of his personal, so the sword ended up together with his sister, Susanna Minturn.

The sword was once discovered within the attic of a home north of Boston by means of the sister’s great-grandchildren past due remaining yr as they have been cleansing out the house following the loss of life of their mom.

Civil War Sword A detail of the sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw.

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Civil War Sword The sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw

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Civil War Sword The memorial to Union Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regimen.

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Civil War Sword A element of the sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw.

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Civil War Sword The sword that belonged to Col. Robert Gould Shaw

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Civil War Sword The memorial to Union Col. Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Routine.

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