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Robert Gould Shaw

5. Robert Gould Shaw and 54th Regiment Memorial

Street or Other Address: Boston Common at Massachusetts State House

Nearest Corner: Beacon and Park Streets

Digital and Degree Coordinates: 42.357467,-71.063567; N42 21.448 W71 03.814

View Robert Gould Shaw and 54 Regiment Memorial and Statehouse. Responding to pressure from black and white abolitionists, President Lincoln admitted black soldiers into the Union forces in 1863. The 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was the first black regiment to be recruited in the North.

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