Talk:Robert Gould Shaw/Archive

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Robert Gould Shaw was one of the greatest colonel's in the history of America due to the size of his heart, not his army.

Great man.... —Preceding unsigned comment added by Seattlehawk94 (talkcontribs) 23:20, 14 June 2008 (UTC)


I sorted those book titles by author, Mr. or Ms., but you should decide if any of them were used to provide factual material for the article and move them up to a section called "==References==". I put the book of letters in as Further Reading because I assumed it wasn't used as a reference per se. Hal Jespersen 22:45, 28 May 2005 (UTC)


I think 'Glory' was an excellent portrayal of the 54th and Shaw as a person. I also believe that Shaw should be recognized for his character. He commanded a regiment of men who were very disrespected at such a period of time. He would not accept a different pay as them, and would equip them when everybody else felt contempt. ____ I had remembered reading that although Glory was mostly accurate, Shaw had actually requested the command of an all black command due to a family commitment to aboltion. Sadly, I read this about 4 years ago, and do not know the source. I am looking for it currently, but if anyone could enlighten me, that would be a huge help —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:17, 22 April 2008 (UTC)


I've not seen the 54th Regiment memorial, but every other picture I've seen has it so that Shaw is facing to the right. Is the image reversed?

Good catch. Fixed. Hal Jespersen 00:15, 13 February 2006 (UTC)

You can view it at Harvard, in case you didn't catch that. -IHouse

"Stripped his body"

That is incorrect. Historical documents show that the Confederate general ordered their shoes to be taken. As a matter of a fact, Shaw's body was buried in full uniform, minus the shoes. -IHouse65.255.130.104 05:02, 16 April 2007 (UTC)


Needed: running down the facts on whether Matthew Broderick is actually a descendant of Shaw. This appears to be a copy from the trivia section of Given the fact that he married only a couple months before his death and was shipped south shortly after his marriage, I'd be surprised if Shaw actually had any descendants. Although Broderick certainly resembles the extant photos of Shaw... Ellsworth 15:26, 31 May 2007 (UTC)

I'll admit it is highly unlikely that he would have had children with her due to their short time together, but remember it only takes one time.

Edit _ I edited out the word "n***er" even though it was referenced because it is an utterly disgusting and offensive word. Have some respect!