This timeline tells the important events of Robert Gould Shaw, a union soilder who was in charge of leading the first and most famous all black regiment during the Cival War.
Robert Gould Shaw lived to be about 26 years old.
Moved with his family to West Roxbury when he was 5 years old.
Attended Harvard University for about three years.
Spent time traveling with the Union Army during the Cival War, and Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Battle of Grimball's Landing, and second Battle of Fort Wagner.
Joined the 7th New York Infantry Regiment.
Joined the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Took comand of the new all black regiment, 54th Massuchusetts Infantry.
Men of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry refused pay untill congress passed a bill that made it so black soldiers get paid the same as white soldiers.
The 54th assulted confederate battery Wagner.
This is the battle that Robert Shaw was killed at from a bullet through the heart.
Married Anne Kneeland Haggerty.