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Robert Gould Shaw Memorial


"Sculpted in Memory"

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is a well-known and frequently visited monument in Boston Common. It is dedicated to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The sculpture depicts him on horseback with the 54th Regiment, the first African-American, all-volunteer regiment in the Union Army. Shaw died in Fort Wagner in 1863 and a monument was commissioned in 1883, then completed in 1897.
14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, United States, 02108
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"Sculpted in Memory"
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is a well-known and frequently visited monument in Boston Common. It is dedicated to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The sculpture depicts him on horseback with the 54th Regiment, the first African-American, all-volunteer regiment in the Union Army. Shaw died in Fort Wagner in 1863 and a monument was commissioned in 1883, then completed in 1897.
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