Civil War Hero’s Sword Recovered
Posted by Hal in Courage, History

Recently some of his family members discovered the long-missing sword of Col. Robert Gould Shaw, the commander of the first African-American regiment in the Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts. Historians matched the serial number on the blade and confirmed that this really is the sword he carried in the assault on Fort Wagner, S.C., where he fell in action. Here’s the story of the missing sword …

Col. Shaw died in the assault and was buried on the field with his men

To learn more about the courage of Col. Shaw – courage not only on the battlefield, but the moral courage it took for him to accept a controversial command because it was the right and honorable thing to do – then download this thrilling story from Theodore Roosevelt’s Hero Tales from American History!

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